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[stoo-dee-oh, styoo-] /ˈstu diˌoʊ, ˈstyu-/
noun, plural studios.
the workroom or atelier of an artist, as a painter or sculptor.
a room or place for instruction or experimentation in one of the performing arts:
a dance studio.
a room or set of rooms specially equipped for broadcasting radio or television programs, making phonograph records, filming motion pictures, etc.
all the buildings and adjacent land required or used by a company engaged in the production of motion pictures.
Origin of studio
1800-10; 1910-15 for def 4; < Italian < Latin studium; see study Unabridged
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  • "But I didn't know people ever lived in studios," I objected.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • Oh, I studied a little in the studios of Paris, where I went to school, you see.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • The model was very evidently not only familiar with the studios.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • "studios upstairs, on the fifth floor," said a line above the frame.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • He was born in New York, and studied in the studios of Paris to become an artist.

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British Dictionary definitions for studios


noun (pl) -dios
a room in which an artist, photographer, or musician works
a room used to record television or radio programmes, make films, etc
(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 studios



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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