What Does Entertaiment Mean?



When the economy sank and the record industry and film industry suffered major declines, some predicted that entertainment would take on a new meaning. Indeed, with consumers bargain shopping on eBay and Craigslist or loading up iPods through music exchange with friends, the business of entertainment seems to have shifted. These examples have been automatically selected from a variety of online sources to illustrate current usage of the word Entertaiment.
The term derives from the Medieval Latin intertenere, a compound of the prefix inter and the suffix ten, which relates to the Indo-European root ten, meaning “to hold.”
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