What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad category of entertainment and can refer to activities such as games, sports, amusements, movies, music, theatre, art, and reading. It is also a popular term for amusement parks, casinos, theme parks, and other recreational attractions. The word comes from the Latin intertenere, a compound of the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix tenere, which derives from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or extend.

The etymology of the word is quite interesting as it relates to the concept of entertainment in the sense that it stimulates the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine, which the human mind was evolved to deeply react to in order to understand and function in the world around us.