Entertaiment is an activity for amusement, recreation, or enjoyment. It includes activities that may be centred on play, although it often prepares children for adult responsibilities, such as child rearing or social interaction (9); develops skills, such as motor skills used in sports and music (1,2); or creates aesthetic effect (3,4). It can be experienced in a variety of scales, from private entertainment for an individual who selects a film from a vast selection; to banquets for two; or performances intended for thousands. Click on a collocation to see more examples. The definition of entertainment may be broader than the common understanding; for example, some activities previously associated with hunting or war have now become spectator sports (9).
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