Entertaiment | Article
Entertaiment, or entertainment, is a form of consumption that encompasses a variety of media and forms of participation. Bates and Ferri (2010) define it as an activity understood objectively, encompassing communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, offering pleasure to the consumer, and occurring in a passive form.
Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement: a ball; solving the daily crossword puzzle; a play; an opera. The word entertain comes from the Latin inter tenere, which means “to hold inside.” It is related to the Indo-European root ten, which signifies stretch. See also entertainment news, entertaining, and entrainment.