What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a word that has evolved to mean something quite different depending on the context and the individual or group engaging in it. It can be as simple as an individual choosing a private entertainment from the now huge array of pre-recorded products; it can include a banquet adapted for two; it can involve performances for thousands; and it can involve sedentary engagement with advanced technology. While many entertainments have a strong amusement element they can also serve more serious purposes, such as a celebration or religious festival; social interaction; or even the development of skills, such as motor skills needed for sports and music.