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Entertaiment — agreeable occupation for the mind, or diversion; amusement: Solving the daily crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many. something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, especially a performance: The ball was an elaborate entertainment.
Entertaining is a consumer activity understood objectively and defined by six elements: communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, provides pleasure, requires an audience, takes place in a passive form, and has familiarity. (Bates and Ferri 2010) What is considered entertaining for one group or individual may not be entertaining to another, and the definition of entertainment can vary widely from culture to culture. See other articles on this topic in our Entertaining Topics article collection.