What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a vast and diverse universe that encompasses everything from escapism to education to catharsis. Whether it is watching a comedy show to lift one’s mood, reading a mystery to cleanse the mind, or playing a strategy game to challenge the brain, entertainment is a universal need that is constantly evolving with changing technologies and new forms of media.

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The word entertain comes from the Middle French entretenement, which in turn derives from the Medieval Latin inter tenere (“to hold inside”), and its Indo-European root ten (to stretch). Its literal transformation reflects the way that entertainment can both transform and sustain us.