studio

[stoo-dee-oh, styoo-]
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:
1800–10; 1910–15 for def 4; < Italian < Latin studium; see study

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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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studio
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
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.
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