Infomercial vs Commercial - What's the difference?

infomercial | commercial |

Infomercial is a hyponym of commercial.


As nouns the difference between infomercial and commercial

is that infomercial is an especially long television commercial, typically between thirty minutes and one hour long, that is usually sold as a block to advertisers late at night to fund the operations of a television network while commercial is an advertisement in a common media format, usually radio or television.

As a adjective commercial is

of or pertaining to commerce.

infomercial

English

Alternative forms

* infommercial

Noun

(wikipedia infomercial) (en noun)
  • An especially long television commercial, typically between thirty minutes and one hour long, that is usually sold as a block to advertisers late at night to fund the operations of a television network.
  • Hypernyms

    * commercial

    commercial

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An advertisement in a common media format, usually radio or television.
  • Hyponyms

    * infomercial

    Hypernyms

    * advertisement

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to commerce.
  • * 1900 , , Chapter I,
  • A two minutes' walk brought Warwick--the name he had registered under, and as we shall call him--to the market-house, the central feature of Patesville, from both the commercial and the picturesque points of view.