Quasi-commercial



[kuh-mur-shuh l] /kəˈmɜr ʃəl/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of commerce.
2.
engaged in commerce.
3.
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.
4.
able to yield or make a profit:
We decided that the small oil well was not commercial.
5.
suitable or fit for a wide, popular market:
Communications satellites are gradually finding a commercial use.
6.
suitable for or catering to business rather than private use:
commercial kitchen design; commercial refrigeration.
7.

8.
not entirely or chemically pure:
commercial soda.
9.
catering especially to traveling salespeople by offering reduced rates, space for exhibiting products, etc.:
a commercial hotel.
10.
(in U.S. government grading of beef) graded between standard and utility.
11.
paid for by advertisers:
commercial television.
noun
12.
Radio and Television. a paid advertisement or promotional announcement.
13.

14.
British Informal. a traveling salesperson.
/kəˈmɜːʃəl/
adjective
1.
of, connected with, or engaged in commerce; mercantile
2.
sponsored or paid for by an advertiser: commercial television
3.
having profit as the main aim: commercial music
4.
(of goods, chemicals, etc) of unrefined quality or presentation and produced in bulk for use in industry
noun
5.
a commercially sponsored advertisement on radio or television
adj.

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.
n.

“an advertisement broadcast on radio or TV,” 1935, from commercial (adj.).

noun

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