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studio

[stoo-dee-oh, styoo-] /ˈstu diˌoʊ, ˈstyu-/
noun, plural studios.
1.
the workroom or atelier of an artist, as a painter or sculptor.
2.
a room or place for instruction or experimentation in one of the performing arts:
a dance studio.
3.
a room or set of rooms specially equipped for broadcasting radio or television programs, making phonograph records, filming motion pictures, etc.
4.
all the buildings and adjacent land required or used by a company engaged in the production of motion pictures.
Origin of studio
1800-1810
1800-10; 1910-15 for def 4; < Italian < Latin studium; see study
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  • My home life—if existence in a studio can be so called—was merry.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • Sam went up three steps at a time and burst into Jack's studio.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Arriving in Boston on October 18, he lost no time in renting a studio.

  • For a long time it was his studio and kitchen, his laboratory and bedroom.

  • You can excuse the disorder and discomfort of a painter's studio?'

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for studio

studio

/ˈstjuːdɪˌəʊ/
noun (pl) -dios
1.
a room in which an artist, photographer, or musician works
2.
a room used to record television or radio programmes, make films, etc
3.
(pl) the premises of a radio, television, or film company
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, literally: study, from Latin studium diligence
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Word Origin and History for studio
n.

1819, "work-room of a sculptor or painter," from Italian studio "room for study," from Latin studium (see study). Motion picture sense first recorded 1911; radio broadcasting sense 1922; television sense 1938. Studio apartment first recorded 1903.

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Slang definitions & phrases for studio

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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