Commercial means involving or relating to the buying and selling of goods.

Docklands in its heyday was a major centre of industrial andcommercialactivity…

Attacks were reported on police, vehicles andcommercialpremises.

ADJ-GRADED()Commercial organizations and activities are concerned with making money or profits, rather than, for example, with scientific research or providing a public service.

British Rail has indeed become morecommercialover the past decade…

Conservationists in Chile are concerned over the effect ofcommercialexploitation of forests…

ADJ()A commercial product is made to be sold to the public.

They are the leading manufacturer in both defence andcommercialproducts.

ADJ()A commercial vehicle is a vehicle used for carrying goods, or passengers who pay.

Commercialvehicles, coaches and lorries are required by law to be fitted with tachographs.

…the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by acommercialpassenger vessel.

ADJ()Commercial television and radio are paid for by the broadcasting of advertisements, rather than by the government.

…Classic FM, the first nationalcommercialradio station.

ADJ-GRADED()Commercial is used to describe something such as a film or a type of music that it is intended to be popular with the public, and is not very original or of high quality.

Theres a feeling among a lot of people that music has become toocommercial.

N-COUNT()A commercial is an advertisement that is broadcast on television or radio.

The government has launched a campaign of television commercials and leaflets.