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com·mer·cial

commercial

 
 
pronunciation:
k muhr shl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with trade or business.
The commercial part of town has many shops and businesses.
similar words:
merchant
definition 2: having to do with making money.
His books were good, but not a commercial success.
synonyms:
profitable
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an advertisement on television or radio.
The commercials for that automobile are silly.
synonyms:
ad, advertisement
derivation: commercially (adv.)
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The word commercial contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-
 
merc, merch Latin root that means trade, merchandise