from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of learning through a medium that both educates and entertains.
  • n. Any of various media, such as computer software, that educate and entertain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of programming (cinematic, television, live action, and games, especially computer games) that provides both education and entertainment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. entertainment that is intended to be educational


edu(cation) + (enter)tainment.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of education and entertainment (Wiktionary)



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