Articles about Entertaiment
The word entertainment has become a catch-all for a variety of activities. Oliver and Barstsch (2010) define it as an activity understood objectively, that communicates between text and audience, encompasses external stimuli, offers pleasure, requires an audience for its existence and occurs in a passive form.
The suffix -ment, forming nouns from verb stems (as in amazement, betterment, merriment), was used in English from 16c., following the French practice of inserting -e- between the root and the suffix (as in commenc-e-ment from commencer) rather than Latin -um (as in merri-i-ment from sentir). See also entertain, gratify, amuse.