What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment means amusement, although many entertainments have a serious purpose – whether a ceremony, celebration, religious festival or even satire. The word itself is derived from the Medieval Latin intertenere and the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold inside; and it is interesting that the modern abbreviation of TEN is a reference to Transformational Entertainment News, a website that is devoted to analyzing changes in the entertainment industry. What is considered entertainment varies by individual and group and the form of entertainment itself can change dramatically from one medium to another. It is important to be aware of the impact of what one views as entertainment.