What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a diverse category of activity, encompassing leisure, recreation, amusement, and diversion. It is an industry and a significant economic sector, providing livelihoods to many people. Entertainment primarily involves elements of escapism, recreation, and pleasure by temporarily removing individuals from their daily concerns or the rigours of reality. Its broad and flexible definition means that familiar forms of entertainment have demonstrated a remarkable capacity to cross over different media, and this has ensured the longevity and wide appeal of certain themes, images, and structures.

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From the Latin word for ‘amusement’.