Etymology
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studio (n.)

1819, "work-room of a sculptor or painter," usually one with windows to admit light from the sky, from Italian studio "room for study," from Latin studium (see study (v.)). Motion picture sense first recorded 1911; radio broadcasting sense 1922; television sense 1938. Studio apartment first recorded 1903.

updated on December 11, 2013

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Definitions of studio from WordNet

studio (n.)
workplace for the teaching or practice of an art;
you don't need a studio to make a passport photograph
the music department provided studios for their students
she ran a dance studio
studio (n.)
an apartment with a living space and a bathroom and a small kitchen;
Synonyms: studio apartment
studio (n.)
workplace consisting of a room or building where movies or television shows or radio programs are produced and recorded;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.