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Meaning of "infotainment" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD INFOTAINMENT

From info + (enter)tainment.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF INFOTAINMENT

infotainment  [ˌɪnfəʊˈteɪnmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INFOTAINMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Infotainment is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INFOTAINMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Infotainment

Infotainment is "information-based media content or programming that also includes entertainment content in an effort to enhance popularity with audiences and consumers." The term can also refer to the hardware/software products and systems which are built into, or can be added to vehicles in order to enhance driver and/or passenger experience. It is a neologistic portmanteau of information and entertainment, referring to a type of media which provides a combination of information and entertainment. According to many dictionaries infotainment is always television, and the term is "mainly disapproving." However, many self-described infotainment websites exist, which provide a variety of functions and services., many of which include the several increasingly popular social media websites and applications being used daily by billions of users world wide. Infotainment is not to be confused with infotisement, a form of advertisement.

Definition of infotainment in the English dictionary

The definition of infotainment in the dictionary is the practice of presenting serious or instructive subjects in a style designed primarily to be entertaining.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INFOTAINMENT


appertainment
ˌæpəˈteɪnmənt
arraignment
əˈreɪnmənt
ascertainment
ˌæsəˈteɪnmənt
attainment
əˈteɪnmənt
containment
kənˈteɪnmənt
detainment
dɪˈteɪnmənt
detrainment
diːˈtreɪnmənt
distrainment
dɪsˈtreɪnmənt
edutainment
ˌɛdjʊˈteɪnmənt
enchainment
ɪnˈtʃeɪnmənt
entertainment
ˌɛntəˈteɪnmənt
entrainement
ɪnˈtreɪnmənt
entrainment
ɪnˈtreɪnmənt
exertainment
ˌɛksəˈteɪnmənt
obtainment
əbˈteɪnmənt
ordainment
ɔːˈdeɪnmənt
preordainment
ˌpriːɔːˈdeɪnmənt
regainment
rɪˈɡeɪnmənt
retainment
rɪˈteɪnmənt
sustainment
səˈsteɪnmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INFOTAINMENT

information service
information superhighway
information technology
information theory
information warfare
informational
informationally
informative
informatively
informativeness
informatorily
informatory
informed
informedly
informer
informidable
informingly
infortune
infosphere
infra

WORDS THAT END LIKE INFOTAINMENT

abandonment
adjournment
adornment
advertisement
alignment
assignment
built environment
cantonment
central government
consignment
Department of the Environment
e-government
enlightenment
environment
Federal Government
government
imprisonment
local government
national government
national unity government
open government

Synonyms and antonyms of infotainment in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «infotainment» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INFOTAINMENT

Find out the translation of infotainment to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of infotainment from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «infotainment» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

娱乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

información y entretenimiento
570 millions of speakers

English

infotainment
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

infotainment
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

والإعلام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

информационно-развлекательная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

infotainment
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইনফোটেইনমেন্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

infotainment
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Infotainment
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Infotainment
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

インフォテインメント
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인포테인먼트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Infotainment
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thông tin giải trí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இன்போடெயின்மென்ட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आत्मसात करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bilgi-eğlence
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

infotainment
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

infotainment
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

інформаційно - розважальна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

infotainment
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

infotainment
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

infotainment
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

infotainment
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

infotainment
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of infotainment

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INFOTAINMENT»

The term «infotainment» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.683 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INFOTAINMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «infotainment» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «infotainment» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about infotainment

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INFOTAINMENT»

Discover the use of infotainment in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to infotainment and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment
This is a significant and essential book for anyone interested in exploring the connections between news journalism, informed citizenship and democracy.
Daya Kishan Thussu, 2008
2
News Flash: Journalism, Infotainment and the Bottom-Line ...
As broadcast journalism becomes more competitive, entertainment has begun to become an important part of television news, a trend broken down by a veteran of broadcast journalism who highlights the way "infotainment" has begun to replace ...
Bonnie Anderson, 2004
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New Infotainment Technologies in the Home: Demand-side ...
One development that seems to have eclipsed the unfolding of the infotainment industry is the phenomenal growth of the Internet and World Wide Web. The access to this global network by millions of users and businesses will fundamentally ...
Ruby Roy Dholakia, Norbert Mundorf, Nikhilesh Dholakia, 2013
4
Emerging Issues in Contemporary Journalism: Infotainment, ...
This book provides a broad and in-depth analysis of the factors driving the new trends in 21st Century journalism and mass communication.
Bala A. Musa, Cindy J. Price, 2006
5
Encyclopedia of Television News
Television always was rooted in entertainment but it can be argued that in the late 20th century, the medium's more serious commitments to news and public affairs has dissolved into another concept — infotainment. Society already has words ...
Michael D. Murray, 1999
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Advances in Electrical Engineering and Computational Science
29.1. In-Vehicle. Infotainment. With increased commuting times, vehicles are becoming a temporary mobile workplace and home place for both drivers and passengers, implying significant additional content and tools related to depiction and ...
Sio-Iong Ao, Len Gelman, 2009
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Infotainment, Telematik im Fahrzeug: Trends für die ...
Zukünftige Telefonie im Fahrzeug - Neue Technologien in der Telekommunikation - Potenziale mikroskopischer Verkehrssimulation für Telematikdienste - Erweiterter Sprachwortschatz für Sprachdialogsysteme - Spezifikation von ...
Christian Müller-Bagehl, 2004
8
Reality TV: Audiences and Popular Factual Television
The first wave of reality programming was based upon the success of crime and emergency services reality TV, or 'infotainment', and travelled from America to Europe and beyond in the late 1980s to early 1990s. The second wave of reality  ...
Annette Hill, 2005
9
Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2012: ...
A good example of this trend is in-car infotainment systems for electric vehicles ( EV). These systems are an essential element in overcoming drivers' range anxiety. With global EV sales expected to reach over 1 million in 2016, infotainment ...
Gereon Meyer, 2012
10
Multimedia Group Communication: Push-to-Talk over Cellular, ...
An infotainment channel provides a fast effective method for PoC users to access information and entertainment over their mobile phones at the touch of a button. The always on nature of PoC over data networks provides to the PoC user with ...
Andrew Rebeiro-Hargrave, David Viamonte Solé, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INFOTAINMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term infotainment is used in the context of the following news items.
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2016 Scion tC Gains Standard Touchscreen Infotainment, Smart Key
2016 Scion tC Gains Standard Touchscreen Infotainment, Smart Key. July 16, 2015. 2016 Scion TC Rear Side View. View All (5) Photos. By: Conner Golden. «Automobile, Jul 15»
2
Volvos Sensus Infotainment System
Volvo engineer have struck the right chord in terms of success benchmarks with this infotainment system. The research for this one commenced ... «CarTrade.com, Jul 15»
3
How Distracting Is Your Infotainment System?
Congratulations – you've just plunked down tens of thousands of dollars on a brand new ride with the latest infotainment system included. «BoldRide.com, Jul 15»
4
2016 GMC Sierra gets bling and infotainment update - SlashGear
2016 GMC Sierra gets bling and infotainment update. It's clearly a week for refreshed GM trucks, with GMC unveiling the new 2016 Sierra ... «SlashGear, Jul 15»
5
Research and Markets: Automotive Infotainment Systems - Global …
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Annual estimates ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
6
Persistence Market Research: Automotive Infotainment and …
Persistence Market Research Pvt. Ltd has released a new report titled "Automotive Infotainment and Navigation Market: Global Industry ... «PR.com, Jul 15»
7
The Pros and Cons of Every Car's Infotainment System
Most carmakers now offer competitive dash technology—smartphone integration, touchscreens, apps, voice command. The real difference is ... «Popular Mechanics, Jul 15»
8
OUR VIEW: 'Infotainment' blog should hit the road and visit Greenville
RoadSnacks, a self-described “infotainment” blog, is based on North Carolina. According to their website, they try to “paint a picture of a region ... «Greenville Daily News, Jul 15»
9
Infotainment Review: Skoda
Skoda's Columbus-based infotainment system has been given a facelift in the latest RS and Scout versions of the Octavia. Displayed via a ... «Motoring, Jul 15»
10
Mitsubishi's perfection of the infotainment system
Most cars have put an incredible emphasis on what features their infotainment systems possess that others don't. Ten years ago, the word infotainment wasn't ... «Techi, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Infotainment [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/infotainment>. Oct 2022 ».
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