Entertaiment is any activity that amuses, diverts, or provides enjoyment. It may take many forms, including reading, watching movies or other entertainment media, playing games, or socializing. Entertainment is often geared toward specific groups or individuals, but it also has the potential to be shared and adapted across cultures for a mass audience. The word entertain comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, combining the prefix inter, meaning “inside,” and the suffix tenere, derived from the Indo-European root ten.
Article by: Emily S. Brown, Ph.D.
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