stu·di·o (stdē-ō, sty-)
n. pl. stu·di·os
1. An artist's workroom.
2. A photographer's establishment.
3. An establishment where an art is taught or studied: a dance studio.
a. A room, building, or group of buildings where movies, television shows, or radio programs are produced.
b. A room or building where tapes and records are produced.
5. A company that produces films.
6. A studio apartment.
[Italian, from Latin studium, eagerness, application; see STUDY.]
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