What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a wide category of activities or amusements that can be enjoyed by individuals and groups. It is also something that varies from person to person and culture to culture. What is entertaining to one group or individual may be considered an act of cruelty or work to another. The word entertain comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, a combination of the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix ten, derived from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or hold.

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