What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a genre of popular culture that may be a form of recreation, work, or escapist art. It may include a range of creative activities, including acting, sports, games, music, reading, film, television, and video games. Entertaiment is also an aspect of digital media and can be seen in the form of websites, social networking sites, virtual worlds, and augmented reality. It has the capacity to transcend different mediums and can become an infinitely remixable object.

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The word entertainment has a complex etymology. It is composed of the Medieval Latin prefix inter and the suffix tenere, which derives from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch.