Entertaiment is a vast and changing field that includes activities from a single individual who chooses private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products, to the catering of a feast adapted to any number of people; to sports, such as fencing or archery, which develop from necessary skills into serious competitions among professionals, broadcast for entertainment and even as global competitions. The word derives from the Middle French entretenement, which is derived from the Latin inter-tenere, meaning “to hold inside.” (See also entertain.)

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