What is Entertaiment?

Entertainment is an agreeable occupation for the mind; a diversion or amusement. The daily crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many people. Also used to describe hospitable provision for the entertainment of guests.

A common understanding of Entertaiment is fun and laughter, but some forms may serve a more serious purpose such as ceremony, celebration, religious festival or even satire. Bates and Ferri (2010) define it as an activity that is understood objectively, entails communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience and occurs in a passive form. Entertainment has the potential to cross over many different media and can be adapted to suit almost any scale from one person alone to a global audience.