noun \ˈse-shən\

: 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

:  a meeting or series of meetings of a body (as a court or legislature) for the transaction of business <morning session>
a (1) :  a sitting of English justices of peace in execution of the powers conferred by their commissions
(2) :  an English court holding such sessions
b :  any of various courts similar to the English sessions
:  the period between the first meeting of a legislative or judicial body and the prorogation or final adjournment
:  the ruling body of a Presbyterian congregation consisting of the elders in active service
:  the period during the year or day in which a school conducts classes
:  a meeting or period devoted to a particular activity <a recording session>
ses·sion·al \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



Definition of SESSION

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

First Known Use of SESSION



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