What is Entertaiment?



Entertaiment is a broad cultural category encompassing a wide range of products and services to keep people amused, engaged, and diverted. It is widely viewed as an important economic driver, and has the potential to shape public discourse and create shared meaning. It also demonstrates the ability to cross-over different media, allowing familiar forms to have enduring impact and influence across time and place. It is therefore vital that we understand how it operates and evolves within our complex society.

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This page is part of the Oxford English Dictionary online – with regular updates.