A pleasing or agreeable occupation for the mind; a diversion or amusement: solving the crossword puzzle is entertainment for many.

From Middle English entertainement, from the verb entertain (to divert): —noun 1. an agreeable occupation for the mind; a delight or amusement: the ball was a great entertainment.

2. Something that diverts the mind; a diversion: a movie provides entertainment for adults.

3. The SU2C initiative brings together world-class scientists to speed up the time it takes to translate research breakthroughs into major advances against cancer.

4. Bates and Ferri (2010) define entertainment as an activity understood objectively, that encompasses communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, off ers pleasure, requires an audience to exist, and occurs in a passive form.