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Entetainment is a contested and nebulous concept that crosses different areas of knowledge and practice. The aim of this study was to analyse the different meanings that have been attached to the term.

An original research process led to the construction of new definicoes of entertaiment centred on nocoes of product, experiencia, cultura e comunicaƧo. These new definitions help to build more solid discussions on the nature of the phenomenon and its materializations. They also serve as a foundation to begin a dialogue on the different uses of the word in our societal context. The following examples were programmatically compiled from a variety of online sources to illustrate current usage of the word entertaiment.