commercialism

Definitions

  • Birthplace of Charles Dickens, 387 Mile End Terrace, Commercial Road, Landport
    Birthplace of Charles Dickens, 387 Mile End Terrace, Commercial Road, Landport
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n commercialism transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1952, the first TV toy commercial aired. It was for Mr. Potato Head
    • n Commercialism The commercial spirit or method.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first commercial microwave oven was called the "1161 Radarange" and was the size of a refrigerator
    • n commercialism The maxims and methods of commerce or of commercial men; strict business principles.
    • n commercialism The predominance of commercial pursuits and ideas in an age, a nation, or a community.
    • n commercialism A commercial custom or expression.
    • n commercialism The supremacy of commercial over moral considerations; regard for commercial or financial advantage only: as, commercialism in politics.
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Quotations

  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall%20Mcluhan
    “The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.”
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund%20Burke
    “It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.”
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond%20Chandler
    “Such is the brutalization of commercial ethics in this country that no one can feel anything more delicate than the velvet touch of a soft buck.”
  • Dorothy Nevill
    Dorothy Nevill
    “The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.”
  • Marcel Duchamp
    Marcel Duchamp
    “I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art -- and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.”

Usage

In literature:

I wish this country had a more commercial turn.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various
Stores and commercial warehouses are numerous, and business is rapidly increasing.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
The river is of no commercial value for navigation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Apparatus of sufficient capacity to pasteurize on a commercial scale.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
Early in the history of the Gold Coast the whites began using the natives to make war on commercial rivals.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Incidental to these accumulations is the segregation of commercial mineral products.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
A great commercial revival, affecting the whole United States, began during the Administration of Hayes.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Fort William was then a purely commercial settlement.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Many of these are of course of little commercial importance.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
This is the largest commercial town in Virginia, and carries on a flourishing trade to the West Indies.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
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In poetry:

The ditch is nearer.
There are no statutes for the last war here;
on Boylston Street, a commercial photograph
shows Hiroshima boiling
"For the Union Dead" by Robert Lowell
Fifth Wire.
A sudden and great commercial crash
Like a current of doom is in my flash,
And thousands will put their hands to-day
On a bubble that winds will blow away.
"The Wires" by Alexander Anderson
Commercial arrangements give prospects of joy,
Fair and firm may be kept every national tie,
And mutual confidence those who betray
Be sent to the bottom of Botany Bay.
"Botany Bay 1786" by Anonymous Oceania
Far on the right, the dim Lancastrian plains,
In pallid distance, glimmer thro' the sky,
Tho', hid by jutting rocks, thy splendid fanes,
Commercial Liverpool, elude the eye.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward
And when he occupies a college,
Truth is replaced by Useful Knowledge;
He pays particular
Attention to Commercial Thought,
Public Relations, Hygiene, Sport,
In his curricula.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
I mind the time the bishop came, one day in early spring
We brought him round to see the school, and hear the children sing;
Bedad, I was a toff that day; you'd think I was a dean,
Or some commercial traveller-my thanks to Josephine.
"Josephine" by John O Brien

In news:

Check out their live sound in this session of originals from the album "They Make Beer Commercials Like This".
The YouTube channel Jabo0ody Dubs has showcased dubs for various commercials selling products and the videos are anything but family friendly.
Commercialization has been the games' undoing.
Rolling Stones' Rice Krispies Commercial and Four Other Musical Breakfast Ads.
The versatile new monorail is ideal for a variety of retail and commercial installations, such as above a conference table, display, etc.
The commercials depict Carville and Matalin politely bickering over the climate control of their house.
In one commercial, their repartee recalls great rhetoric from presidential campaigns of the past.
View full size Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer Uptown will have commercial space on the first two floors, including a Barnes and Noble, Verizon and a Constantino's market, so far.
A detailed examination of the money being spent by the Republican presidential candidates on television ads produces a somewhat surprising result: Texas Rep Ron Paul is spending the most money on commercials in early states.
Remember those old commercials for Certs.
Over a decade after their introduction, compostable plastic products made from biodegradable polymers are gaining a foothold in the commercial and consumer marketplaces.
A project that would involve commercial and non-commercial thinning is aimed at reducing the risk of wildfires.
The CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to commercial real estate professionals through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours, in addition to industry experience.
Within commercial banks, small business teams can follow agriculture lenders into commercially viable markets.
The CALM Act, which limits the volume of TV commercials, goes into effect Thursday CALM stands for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation.
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In science:

Aside from the DOMCOM cards all components of the surface DAQ are commercial hardware.
The ICECUBE prototype string in AMANDA
We cannot say anything about GAMS since it shows confusing values and we didn't have a commercial version to be able to run large problems.
Benchmark Problems for Constraint Solving
We have developed commercial prototypes of sealed gaseous detectors combined with CsI photocathodes and/or filled with photosensitive vapors.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
The main conclusion from our studies is that for some applications the sealed UV sensitive gaseous detectors have superior performance (higher practical quantum efficiency and better signal to noise ratio) than existing commercial UV sensitive detectors.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
The UV emission from the sun is also is fully blocked by the glass windows. Thus one can detect the UV light from flames with extremely high signal to noise ratio. There are some commercial detectors which explore this possibility: PMs combined with narrow band filters, solid state sensors and gaseous detectors.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
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