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LC control no.sh2016002843
Topical headingCommercialism
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Variant(s)Mercantilism (Commercialism)
See alsoCapitalism
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Found inAmerican Heritage dictionary, 2006 (Commercialism: 1. the practices, methods, aims, and spirit of commerce or business; 2. an attitude that emphasizes tangible profit or success)
Merriam-Webster online, Dec. 14, 2016 (Commercialism: 1. commercial spirit, institutions, or methods; 2.excessive emphasis on profit)
American Heritage dictionary, 2006 (Mercantilism: 1. the theory and system of political economy prevailing in Europe after the decline of feudalism, based on national policies of accumulating bullion, establishing colonies and a merchant marine, and developing industry and mining to attain a favorable balance of trade; 2. the practice, methods, or spirit of merchants; commercialism)