commercial, a. [Cf. F. commercial.].
Commercial college, a school for giving instruction in commercial knowledge and business. -- Commercial law. See under Law. -- Commercial note paper, a small size of writing paper, usually about 5 by 7\'ab or 8 inches. -- Commercial paper, negotiable paper given in due course of business. It includes bills of exchange, promissory notes, bank checks, etc. -- Commercial traveler, an agent of a wholesale house who travels from town to town to solicit orders.
Of or pertaining to commerce; carrying on or occupied with commerce or trade; mercantile; as, commercial advantages; commercial relations. Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
commercial, adj. & n.
1 of, engaged in, or concerned with, commerce.
2 having profit as a primary aim rather than artistic etc. value; philistine.
3 (of chemicals) supplied in bulk more or less unpurified.
1 a television or radio advertisement.
2 archaic a commercial traveller.
commercial art art used in advertising, selling, etc. commercial broadcasting television or radio broadcasting in which programmes are financed by advertisements. commercial traveller a firm's travelling salesman or saleswoman who visits shops to get orders. commercial vehicle a vehicle used for carrying goods or fare-paying passengers.
commercialism n. commerciality n. commercially adv.
banausic, breadwinning, broadcast, business, businesslike, canned show, commercial
program, electrical transcription, industrial, materialistic, mercantile, merchant, moneymaking, network show, newscast, plug, practical, prosaic, radio fare, radiobroadcast, realistic, rebroadcast, rerun, retail, serial, soap opera, sound effects, sportscast, spot, spot announcement, sustainer, taped program, trade, trading, utilitarian, wholesale, workaday, workday, working
barter, exchange, scorse, truck system, interchange, a Roland for an Oliver, quid pro quo, commutation, composition, Indian gift, trade, commerce, mercature, buying and selling, bargain and sale, traffic, business, nundination, custom, shopping, commercial
enterprise, speculation, jobbing, stockjobbing, agiotage, brokery, deal, dealing, transaction, negotiation, bargain, free trade, commercial
, mercantile, trading, interchangeable, marketable, staple, in the market, for sale, wholesale, retail, across the counter, cambio non e furto.