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com·mer·cial·ism

 (kə-mûr′shə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The practices, methods, aims, and spirit of commerce or business.
2. An attitude that emphasizes tangible profit or success.

com·mer′cial·ist n.
com·mer′cial·is′tic adj.

commercialism

(kəˈmɜːʃəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Commerce) the spirit, principles, or procedure of commerce
2. exclusive or inappropriate emphasis on profit
comˈmercialist n
comˌmerciaˈlistic adj

com•mer•cial•ism

(kəˈmɜr ʃəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the principles, practices, and spirit of commerce.
2. excessive emphasis on profit.
[1845–50]
com•mer′cial•ist, n.
com•mer`cial•is′tic, adj.

commercialism

1. the principles, practice, and spirit of commerce.
2. an excessive emphasis on high profit, commercial success, or immediate results.
3. a commercial custom, practice, or expression. — commercialist, n. — commercialistic, adj.
See also: Economics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commercialism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)commercialism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
trading - buying or selling securities or commodities
trade - the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services; "Venice was an important center of trade with the East"; "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"
e-commerce - commerce conducted electronically (as on the internet)
interchange, exchange - reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries); "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
initial offering, initial public offering, IPO - a corporation's first offer to sell stock to the public
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
shipping, transport, transportation - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
carriage trade - trade from upper-class customers
transaction, dealing, dealings - the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
importation, importing - the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country
exporting, exportation - the commercial activity of selling and shipping goods to a foreign country
marketing - the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service; "most companies have a manager in charge of marketing"
distribution - the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer
marketing, merchandising, selling - the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
traffic - buying and selling; especially illicit trade
defrayal, defrayment, payment - the act of paying money
evasion, nonpayment - the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment"
usance - the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)
commercialise, commercialize, market - make commercial; "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"
buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
take - buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
get - purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?"
clear - sell; "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
turn - get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
negociate - sell or discount; "negociate securities"
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
sell short - sell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price and thus to earn a profit
remainder - sell cheaply as remainders; "The publisher remaindered the books"
resell - sell (something) again after having bought it
deaccession - sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works; "The museum deaccessioned several important works of this painter"
fob off, foist off, palm off - sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive
realise, realize - convert into cash; of goods and property
auction, auction off, auctioneer - sell at an auction
sell, trade, deal - do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
transact - conduct business; "transact with foreign governments"
deal - sell; "deal hashish"
retail - sell on the retail market
wholesale - sell in large quantities
liquidize, sell out, sell up - get rid of all one's merchandise
trade in, trade - turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; "trade in an old car for a new one"
merchandise, trade - engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets"
traffic - trade or deal a commodity; "They trafficked with us for gold"
arbitrage - practice arbitrage, as in the stock market
turn over - do business worth a certain amount of money; "The company turns over ten million dollars a year"
Translations
الكَسْبُ التِّجاري
komercialismus
handelkommercialisme
üzleti szellem
kaupsÿsla, verslunarstefna
komercializmus
işi ticarete dökme

commercialism

[kəˈmɜːʃəlɪzəm] N (often pej) → comercialismo m (pej), mercantilismo m (pej)

commercialism

[kəˈmɜːrʃəlɪzəm] n (pejorative)mercantilisme m

commercialism

nKommerzialisierung f; (connected with art, literature also) → Kommerz m

commercialism

[kəˈmɜːʃəˌlɪzm] n (pej) → affarismo

commerce

(ˈkoməːs) noun
the exchange of goods between nations or people; trade on a large scale. He is engaged in commerce.
commercial (kəˈməːʃəl) adjective
1. connected with commerce. Private cars are allowed to use this road but not commercial vehicles.
2. (likely to be) profitable. a commercial proposition.
3. paid for by advertisements. commercial television.
noun
a TV or radio advertisement. I enjoyed the play but the commercials irritated me.
commercialize, commercialise (kəˈməːʃəlaiz) verb
to try to make (something) a source of profit. Christmas has become commercialized.
commercialism (kəˈməːʃəlizəm) noun
commercial traveller
a travelling representative of a business firm.
References in classic literature ?
I am expressing my righteous contempt for Commercialism.
Above was visible conflict and destruction; below something was happening far more deadly and incurable to the flimsy fabric of finance and commercialism in which men had so blindly put their trust.
THE PARTHENON came out in its next number patting itself on the back for the stir it had made, sneering at Sir John Value, and exploiting Brissenden's death with ruthless commercialism.
And so it was, instead of in paradise, that I found myself in the arid desert of commercialism.
The service has recently undergone a review to ensure that it is fit for purpose in the long term with clear focus on commercialism, compliance and continuous improvement.
Organisers wanted it to be "a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption" and to protest at rampant commercialism and consumerism at this time of year.
I say "almost correct" because, thank God, there are still spiritually nourishing events which attract civilised people who have not been degraded and dehumanised by the rampant commercialism we have apparently imported from America.
But this growing commercialism could lead to future conflicts with the industry's role as auditors and independent reviewers of the finances of companies.
Efford said that he is disappointed as the game of football seems to be increasingly about profit and commercialism rather than the community and the fans, who have sustained football for many generations.
Football again allows commercialism to eat away at its soul.
The media's representation of this wonderful occasion is a tawdry assault on our senses in the name of commercialism and bulimic excess.
5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America's favorite antidote to Christmas commercialism, The Christmas Game, just got stronger with two new expansions for 2013: a Quick-Start Deck and a Christian Deck.