What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an activity that provides a form of recreation and enjoyment by temporarily removing individuals from their everyday realities. Entertainment takes on many forms, from watching movies to attending concerts to playing games to socializing with friends. It is often seen as a source of amusement or relaxation and can be used for a variety of purposes, from escapism to educating. The word “entertainment” derives from the Medieval Latin intertenere, meaning to hold inside or retain. The prefix inter means “inside,” and the suffix ten derives from the Indo-European root ten, which translates as “stretch.”

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