[kuh-mur-shuh l] /kəˈmɜr ʃəl/
of, relating to, or characteristic of commerce.
engaged in commerce.
prepared, done, or acting with sole or chief emphasis on salability, profit, or success:
a commercial product; His attitude toward the theater is very commercial.
able to yield or make a profit:
We decided that the small oil well was not commercial.
suitable or fit for a wide, popular market:
Communications satellites are gradually finding a commercial use.
suitable for or catering to business rather than private use:
commercial kitchen design; commercial refrigeration.
not entirely or chemically pure:
catering especially to traveling salespeople by offering reduced rates, space for exhibiting products, etc.:
a commercial hotel.
(in U.S. government grading of beef) graded between standard and utility.
paid for by advertisers:
Radio and Television. a paid advertisement or promotional announcement.
British Informal. a traveling salesperson.
of, connected with, or engaged in commerce; mercantile
sponsored or paid for by an advertiser: commercial television
having profit as the main aim: commercial music
(of goods, chemicals, etc) of unrefined quality or presentation and produced in bulk for use in industry
a commercially sponsored advertisement on radio or television
1680s, “pertaining to trade,” from commerce + -al (1). Meaning “paid for by advertisements” (in reference to radio, TV, etc.) is from 1932; meaning “done for the sake of financial profit” (of art, etc.) is from 1871. Related: Commercially.
“an advertisement broadcast on radio or TV,” 1935, from commercial (adj.).
[non-kuh-mish-uh nd] /ˌnɒn kəˈmɪʃ ənd/ adjective 1. not commissioned, applied especially to military officers, as sergeants and corporals, ranking below warrant officer.
noun, Military. 1. an enlisted person, as a sergeant or corporal, holding any of various ranks below commissioned or warrant officers. /ˌnɒnkəˈmɪʃənd/ noun 1. (in the armed forces) a person, such as a sergeant or corporal, who is appointed from the ranks as a subordinate officer
[kuh-mit-muh nt] /kəˈmɪt mənt/ noun 1. the act of committing. 2. the state of being committed. 3. the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself. 4. a pledge or promise; obligation: We have made a commitment to pay our bills on time. 5. engagement; involvement: They have a sincere commitment to religion. 6. perpetration or […]
[non-kuh-mit-l] /ˌnɒn kəˈmɪt l/ adjective 1. not committing oneself, or not involving , to a particular view, course, or the like: The senator gave us a noncommittal answer. /ˌnɒnkəˈmɪtəl/ adjective 1. not involving or revealing commitment to any particular opinion or course of action: a noncommittal reply 2. (rare) having no outstanding quality, meaning, etc