[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.).
[kuh m-pleet] /kəmˈplit/ adjective 1. having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full: a complete set of Mark Twain’s writings. 2. finished; ended; concluded: a complete orbit. 3. having all the required or customary characteristics, skills, or the like; consummate; perfect in kind or quality: a complete scholar. 4. thorough; entire; total; undivided, […]
[kuh m-pet-i-tiv] /kəmˈpɛt ɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by : competitive sports; a competitive examination. 2. well suited for ; having a feature that makes for successful : a competitive price. 3. having a strong desire to or to succeed. 4. useful to a competitor; giving a competitor an advantage: […]
[kuh m-puhl-suh-ree] /kəmˈpʌl sə ri/ adjective 1. required; mandatory; obligatory: compulsory education. 2. using ; ; constraining: compulsory measures to control rioting. noun, plural compulsories. 3. something, as an athletic feat, that must be performed or completed as part of a contest or competition: The ice skater received a higher score on the compulsories than […]
[kon-shuh s] /ˈkɒn ʃəs/ adjective 1. aware of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. 2. fully aware of or sensitive to something (often followed by of): conscious of one’s own faults; He wasn’t conscious of the gossip about his past. 3. having the mental faculties fully active: He was conscious during the operation. 4. […]