Session definition

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The part of a year or of a day during which a school holds classes.
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The definition of a session is a meeting, series of meetings or school term.

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.

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A meeting of a legislative or judicial body for the purpose of transacting business.
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A series of such meetings.
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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.

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A school term.
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The sitting together or meeting of a group; assembly, as of a court, legislature, council, etc.
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The term or duration of time that is taken by such a series of meetings.
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A period of activity of any kind.

A session with the dentist, a session on a computer.

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A continuous, day-to-day series of such meetings.
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A day when school is open for classes.
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The number of hours within a day that a given body is performing its duties; a meeting of a court or a legislative body for the purpose of performing its business.
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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.
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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."

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A meeting of a council, court, or legislative body to conduct its business.

This court is now in session.

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(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.

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(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.
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The governing body of a Presbyterian church, consisting of the minister and elders.
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The term or period of such a meeting or meetings.
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in session
  • officially meeting; assembled
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
session
Plural:
Sessions

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in session

Origin of session

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin sessiō sessiōn- act of sitting from sessus past participle of sedēre to sit sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French session, from Latin sessiō (“a sitting"), from sedeō (“sit").

    From Wiktionary