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session

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noun ses·sion \ˈse-shən\

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. 1 :  a meeting or series of meetings of a body (as a court or legislature) for the transaction of business <morning session>

  2. 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. 3 :  the period between the first meeting of a legislative or judicial body and the prorogation or final adjournment

  4. 4 :  the ruling body of a Presbyterian congregation consisting of the elders in active service

  5. 5 :  the period during the year or day in which a school conducts classes

  6. 6 :  a meeting or period devoted to a particular activity <a recording session>

ses·sion·al play \ˈsesh-nəl, ˈse-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of session

  1. Her health insurance will cover 12 one-hour sessions of therapy per year.

  2. the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament

  3. 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

Rhymes with session


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session

adjective ses·sion

Definition of session

  1. :  employed to perform at recording sessions <a session drummer>



1958

First Known Use of session

1958




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