A pleasing occupation for the mind; diversion; amusement: a crossword puzzle. Entertainment is an ever-evolving concept that stretches to encompass the full range of human emotions and intellects, from escapism to education, from catharsis to cerebral engagement. It can be personalized for an individual who selects from a seemingly endless array of personal entertainment options; or it can be scaled to accommodate groups, societies, and global audiences. Entertainment has a long history of serving societal and religious rituals, social celebrations, and political satire.

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