Definition of Session

1. Noun. A meeting for execution of a group's functions. "It was the opening session of the legislature"

2. Noun. The time during which a school holds classes. "They had to shorten the school term"
Exact synonyms: Academic Session, Academic Term, School Term
Group relationships: Academic Year, School Year
Generic synonyms: Term
Specialized synonyms: Summer School, Semester, Trimester, Quarter

3. Noun. A meeting devoted to a particular activity. "A gossip session"
Generic synonyms: Coming Together, Meeting
Specialized synonyms: Class Period, Course Session, Recitation

4. Noun. A meeting of spiritualists. "The seance was held in the medium's parlor"

Definition of Session

1. n. The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.

Definition of Session

1. Noun. A period devoted to a particular activity. ¹

2. Noun. A meeting of a council, court, or legislative body to conduct its business. ¹

3. Noun. (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. ¹

4. Noun. (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. ¹

5. Noun. (music) The performance of music by local musicians in a public place, with its origins in Gaelic culture. A musical performance broadcast for a radio show. ¹

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Definition of Session

1. a meeting of a legislative or judicial body for the transaction of business [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Session

sessile hydatid
sessile oak
sessile polyp
sessile trillium
session (current term)
session band
session bean
session cookie
session data
session musician
session musicians

Literary usage of Session

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"For all practical purposes the first session of Congress was non-partisan, since the few ... FIRST CONGRESS First session — 4 March to 29 Sept. 1789. ..."

2. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"1 WILL EMBRACE THE DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN OCTAVO FORM BY ORDER OF THE SENATE, during each session, from March 4, 1.789, to March 3, 1851. ..."

3. Catalogue of the Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Charles Deane, Chandler Robbins, Massachusetts Historical Society Library (1860)
"General Laws and Resolves, session of 1854. 8vo, pp. 76. ... Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May session, 1806; January session, 1807; ..."

4. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1915)
"The second session of the Sixty-third Congress, opened on Dec. ... In the first four months after the resumption of the session on Jan. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1897)
"The fifteenth session of the Lake Mohonk Indian Conference began Wednesday morning, October 13, 1897, assembled by invitation of Mr. and Mrs. AK Smiley. ..."

6. Journal by Royal Institution of Great Britain (1891)
"ANNUAL REPORT - session 1893-94. PEABODY MUSEUM The past session of this Society has been marked by incidents which, though in many respects discouraging, ..."

7. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1891)
"ALTHOUGH as the time drew near for the opening of another session, ... the session. jects of disquietude. Its first difficulty arose from. the question of ..."

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