What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is the activity that provides divergence, diversion, amusement, joy, and laughter to people in their leisure time. It is an essential component of human culture and plays a significant role in our daily lives. People may create their own entertainment, such as spontaneously inventing a game; or participate actively by engaging in an entertaining activity, such as playing sport as a hobby; or they may consume entertainment passively, such as when they watch a performance.

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The word entertainment is derived from the Latin inter-tenere, which means to hold inside. The prefix inter suggests “inside” and the suffix tenere comes from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or extend.