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Meaning of commercialism

com•mer•cial•ism

Pronunciation: (ku-mûr'shu-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the principles, practices, and spirit of commerce.
  2. a commercial attitude in noncommercial affairs; inappropriate or excessive emphasis on profit, success, or immediate results.
  3. a commercial custom or expression.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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