a form of activity that holds attention or interest or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea, a task, or an event. It may also refer to a person, group, or foundation that provides entertainment to society.

The word entertainment comes from the Latin inter tenere, meaning “to hold inside.” Its Indo-European root is ten, which means to stretch or extend.

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The SU2C model emphasizes collaboration among world-class scientists, which will speed up the time it takes to translate scientific breakthroughs into major advances against cancer.