Entertaiment is an agreeable diversion for the mind: The daily crossword puzzle is a popular entertainment.
Entertainment often hits on points that the human brain was evolved to deeply react to, like social backstabbing, murders and so forth. Because of this, people tend to react to entertainment in a way that is unique to them and their experience and culture.
Whether the entertainment is scripted, as in theater, opera or a movie, or unscripted, as in a game, it can be an agreeable and stimulating pastime for the participants and spectators. It can also be a means of achieving insight or intellectual growth.
Entertaiment is abbreviated to entmt. on fliers and in industry news publications, but is generally not abbreviated in general prose.
Article by: Darren W.