Entertainment is the activity that occupies the time and attention of an individual or group of individuals, often for leisure. It may involve a form of play that prepares children for adult responsibilities, such as rearing or group play; may mimic adult activities, such as attending performances or watching television; or may provide escapism from serious or mundane concerns, as with sports and music. It is occasionally abbreviated entmt. on fliers or in industry news publications, but not in general use.