- An example of a session is jury members meeting to agree on a verdict.
- An example of a session is the time when students are attending classes at school.
- the sitting together or meeting of a group; assembly, as of a court, legislature, council, etc.
- a continuous, day-to-day series of such meetings
- the term or period of such a meeting or meetings
- a school term
- a day when school is open for classes
- the governing body of a Presbyterian church, consisting of the minister and elders
- a period of activity of any kind: a session with the dentist, a session on a computer
Origin of sessionMiddle English ; from Classical Latin sessio ; from sedere, to sit
- a. A meeting of a legislative or judicial body for the purpose of transacting business.b. A series of such meetings.c. The term or duration of time that is taken by such a series of meetings.
- The part of a year or of a day during which a school holds classes.
- A period of time devoted to a specific activity: a recording session at a music studio; a login session that was disrupted by a power outage.
Origin of sessionMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin sessi&omacron;, sessi&omacron;n-, act of sitting, from sessus, past participle of sed&emacron;re, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
- A period devoted to a particular activity.
- a training session
- "Are we having a recording session?" / "Yes. We've even got some session musicians to provide some brass."
- A meeting of a council, court, or legislative body to conduct its business.
- This court is now in session.
- (computing) The sequence of interactions between client and server, or between user and system; the period during which a user is logged in or connected.
- Logging out or shutting down the computer will end your session.
- (cricket) Any of the three scheduled two hour playing sessions, from the start of play to lunch, from lunch to tea and from tea to the close of play.
From Old French session, from Latin sessiÅ (“a sitting"), from sedeÅ (“sit").
session - Computer Definition
Referring to a period of time during which there is a logical association, i.e., communication, between two or more stations, terminals, or systems. A session may be established through a log-on procedure and terminated by a log-off procedure. A network administrator might limit the duration of a session, at the expiration of which time the session will be timed-out, or involuntarily terminated, in order to ensure that network and system resources are shared fairly among the universe of active users. A session also may time out if no activity is detected for a predetermined period of time.
(1) In communications, the active connection between a user and a computer or between two computers.
(2) Using an application program (period between starting up and quitting).
(3) One or more tracks of audio or data that were recorded at one time on a Compact Disc (CD). See multisession.
session - Legal Definition