Origin: from info(rmation) plush (enter)tainment
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Origin: info(rmation) + (enter)tainment.
- inˌfo·tainˈ verb
infotainment - Computer Definition
(1) (INFOrmation and enterTAINMENT) Services and devices that entertain but also deliver information. The term can be applied to numerous areas: TV and the Internet are premier examples. The term is also used with automotive systems that combine hands-free telephoning, GPS navigation and audio/video playback.
(2) (INFOrmation and enterTAINMENT) A disparaging term for journalism delivered in a humorous or stimulating fashion in order to keep the audience interested. Celebrity news anchors are often touted as "infotainers," because they add their personal slant to the information.
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