Entertaiment is a highly versatile concept, which can be understood in different ways by the various groups and individuals it refers to. What is entertaining for one may be considered a form of torture by another. Entertainment is strongly related to leisure, but it can also be perceived as a way to attain perception or highbrow growth. The word has many etymological roots and its meaning has evolved over time. The prefix inter means “inside,” while the suffix tenere is related to the Indo-European root ten, which means to stretch.
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According to Bates and Ferri (2010), entertainment can be defined as an activity that is understood objectively, involves communication between text and audience, contains an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience and occurs in a passive form.