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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
1800-1810
1800-10; 1910-15 for def 4; < Italian < Latin studium; see study
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Examples for studios
  • Filmmakers and studios gravitated toward bigger and longer movies, but short films remained an important part of the industry.
  • Each film features behind-the-scenes conversations with contemporary artists in their studios, homes, and communities.
  • The movie studios complained, and the courts quickly ruled against projector parties.
  • Ultimately he hopes to lease modules for use as hotels, labs, or movie studios.
  • The answer is that studios, as they release fewer films, are increasingly focused on trying to develop franchises.
  • All the new ways of delivering shows to viewers are starting to pan out for the studios and the networks that own them.
  • But the studios are wedded to it, especially the cinema window.
  • studios began to make twice as much from disc sales as from cinema tickets.
  • At the same time, the studios' spending on marketing has leapt.
  • The film studios are now desperate to rewind their video businesses back to better times.
British Dictionary definitions for studios

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 studios

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 studios

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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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