What goes in the blank?

Commerce → Commercial
Finance → Financial
Trade → __________

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    The -ial suffix is typically attached to English nouns of Latinate/Romance origin, turning them into adjectives; whereas trade is of Germanic origin. – TRomano Nov 29 '14 at 18:05
  • @TRomano: Are you sure? Trade is also French, tradere is Latin (for handing over something...), and the German equivalent is Handel. – RemcoGerlich Dec 1 '14 at 13:50
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One word is mercantile:

Related to trade


Trade is also an adjective; ( from TFD)

  • of or relating to trade or commerce.

  • (Commerce) intended for or available only to people in industry or business: trade prices.

Trade -> Trading

trading company, trading post, insider trading, trading partner, trading port, trading account

The adjective of trade can be also trade, e.g., trade secret, trade agreement, trade protocol, etc. If "commercial" is used in the same adjectival sense, it is ok.


Hope this helps :)

  • One word answers tend to get deleted on EL&U. If you could explain why you consider transactional to be a valid answer, that would be great. Thanks! – Mari-Lou A Nov 30 '14 at 21:47

finance is to financial and trade is to enterprise.

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