Entertaiment is one of many areas of cultural and societal importance. Many of these institutions have a long history and demonstrate a deep commitment to the pursuit of knowledge. They provide much needed escapism from the pressures of modern life, but also contribute to our broader societal needs such as cancer research and education.
The word entertain comes from the Latin inter tenere, meaning to hold inside. The root ten, from Indo-European te, means to stretch, indicating that something must be held inside in order to be stretched.
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