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Uncommercial

Describing anything that harms commerce. For example, a law that requires businesses to pay confiscatory taxes may be described as uncommercial.
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Maybe the album - difficult, uncommercial and quite dull, was the problem?
This is an innovative and welcome compromise in the classical record industry, where costs have made many recordings uncommercial.
When we set out we were purposefully trying to make music no-one liked and tunes that were as uncommercial as possible So that all backfired on us sensationally.
Phil Hall, the author of "The Encyclopedia of Underground Cinema" (2004) and "Independent Film Distribution" (2005), now draws upon his extensive expertise and research to publish "The History Of Independent Cinema", a detailed history of the personalities and entrepreneurs who worked 'outside the system' to create movies that were felt to be too uncommercial or controversial for the established studios to produce.
It is believed Rattle persuaded EMI to take on this extremely uncommercial project by making it a condition of renewing his contract.
For the short-to-medium term, carriers can at best only stabilise freight rates that, on the Asia to Europe trade, have recently fallen to uncommercial levels.
At this time, Peter wrote his autobiography All The Fields Are Covered With Snow, about his childhood in the North East-but it sat in a suitcase for 44 years after publishers told him it was uncommercial.
First of all I must draw attention to the choice and order of pieces, which is logical and coherent and uncommercial, in other words like a fairytale from another world in these days of emphasis on numbers of sales, profitability graphs for every CD and marketing priorities.
And lest anyone think these rules do not affect the day-to-day nitty-gritty of highway authority operation, take this example from Mr Wills about un-commercial bus routes: "Most county councils have a duty to consider, when a bus company withdraws from uncommercial routes, whether they should try to provide a subsidised service.
We thought we were doing uncommercial, weird music -- but we were embraced right away,'' Fleck recalls.
But though the fair trade movement was created by NGOs, they did not see that fair trade could be a business model rather than a charity operation, and the charity approach has made some fair trade rigid and uncommercial in the way it operates.