Simple Definition of session
: a period of time that is used to do a particular activity
: a formal meeting or series of meetings of a group of people (such as a court of law or legislature)
: a period of time during the year in which a school, college, or university has classes
Full Definition of session
1 : a meeting or series of meetings of a body (as a court or legislature) for the transaction of business <morning session>
2 plural a (1) : a sitting of English justices of peace in execution of the powers conferred by their commissions (2) : an English court holding such sessionsb : any of various courts similar to the English sessions
3 : the period between the first meeting of a legislative or judicial body and the prorogation or final adjournment
4 : the ruling body of a Presbyterian congregation consisting of the elders in active service
5 : the period during the year or day in which a school conducts classes
6 : a meeting or period devoted to a particular activity <a recording session>
Examples of session
Her health insurance will cover 12 one-hour sessions of therapy per year.
the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament
I'm going to take classes during the summer session.
Origin of session
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin session-, sessio, literally, act of sitting, from sedēre to sit — more at sit
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of session
: employed to perform at recording sessions <a session drummer>
First Known Use of session
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