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What goes in the blank?

Commerce ā†’ Commercial
Finance ā†’ Financial
Trade ā†’ __________

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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

[ODO]

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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.

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Trade -> Trading

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

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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.

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Transactional

Hope this helps :)

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  • 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
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finance is to financial and trade is to enterprise.

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