[stoo-dee-oh, styoo-]
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.

1800–10; 1910–15 for def 4; < Italian < Latin studium; see study Unabridged
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studio (ˈstjuːdɪˌəʊ)
n , 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.  (plural) the premises of a radio, television, or film company
[C19: from Italian, literally: study, from Latin studium diligence]

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Word Origin & History

1819, "work-room of a sculptor or painter," from It. studio "room for study," from L. 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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Example sentences
She began by creating a private sanctuary at the back of the property, off the
  existing studio.
Later the family may turn it into a studio, office, or guest house.
Clamp one end to a table and you've got a flexible studio mount for a strobe.
Someone's voice can be transformed into another personality's voice with modern
  studio equipment.
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