Entertaiment: Word of the Day
The etymology of entertainment comes from the Latin entretenere, to occupy or divert. Anything that affords pleasure, diversion, or amusement is entertainment: for example, solving the daily crossword puzzle is an entertaining activity, and watching a film or attending a concert are also forms of entertainment. In its most generalized form, entertainment is understood objectively, involves communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, offers pleasure and occurs in a passive form.
Article by: Bates and Ferri. (2010). “Entertaiment.” In: Encyclopedia of Human Consumption. Continuum International Publishing Group. pg. 417-426. New York, NY. ISBN: 9781848110062.