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edutainment

[ej-oo-teyn-muh nt] /ˌɛdʒ ʊˈteɪn mənt/
noun
1.
television programs, movies, books, etc., that are both educational and entertaining, especially those intended primarily for children in the elementary grades.
Also called infotainment.
Origin
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Examples for edutainment
  • It seems to me that this little charade can be used as support for those who see education moving to edutainment.
  • Most math edutainment software drops math drills inside an engaging story line.
British Dictionary definitions for edutainment

edutainment

/ˌɛdjʊˈteɪnmənt/
noun
1.
the presentation of informative or educational material in an entertaining style
Word Origin
C20: from edu(cation) + (enter)tainment
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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edutainment in Technology

application
Interactive education and entertainment services or software, usually supplied commercially via a cable network or on CD-ROM.
(1995-03-30)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Difficulty index for edutainment

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Word Value for edutainment

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