Entertaiment is sometimes abbreviated to entmt on fliers, in industry news publications or short hand note taking. However, this is not common.
Although the availability, cost and variety of entertainment have changed through advances in technology, many forms remain the same. For example, the Scheherazade story from Persian professional storytelling tradition has inspired music compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, a film adaptation by Pasolini, and innovative video games. The authors provide a set of academically accepted and systematically built definitions of entertainment, stemming from bibliographical research and qualitative research proceedings.