What does session mean?

Definitions for session
ˈsɛʃ ənses·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sessionnoun

    a meeting for execution of a group's functions

    "it was the opening session of the legislature"

  2. school term, academic term, academic session, sessionnoun

    the time during which a school holds classes

    "they had to shorten the school term"

  3. sessionnoun

    a meeting devoted to a particular activity

    "a filming session"; "a gossip session"

  4. seance, sitting, sessionnoun

    a meeting of spiritualists

    "the seance was held in the medium's parlor"


  1. sessionnoun

    A period devoted to a particular activity.

  2. sessionnoun

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

    This court is now in session.

  3. sessionnoun

    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.

  4. sessionnoun

    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.

  5. sessionnoun

    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.

  6. Etymology: From session, from sessio, from sedeo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sessionnoun

    Etymology: session, French; sessio, Latin.

    He hath as man, not as God only, a supreme dominion over quick and dead; for so much his ascension into heaven, and his session at the right-hand of God do import. Richard Hooker.

    Many, tho’ they concede a table-gesture, will hardly allow this usual way of session. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Errors.

    They are ready t’appear
    Where you shall hold your session. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    Summon a session that we may arraign
    Our most disloyal lady. William Shakespeare.

    The old man mindful still of moan,
    Weeping, thus bespake the session. George Chapman, Hom. Odys.

    Of their session ended they bid cry
    The great result. John Milton.

    Call’d to council all the Achaian states,
    Nor herald sworn the session to proclaim. Alexander Pope, Odys.

    It was contrary to the course of parliament, that any bill that had been rejected should be again preferred the same session. Edward Hyde.

    The second Nicene council affords us plentiful assistance, in the first session, wherein the pope’s vicar declares that Meletius was ordained by Arian bishops, and yet his ordination was never questioned. Edward Stillingfleet.

    Many decrees are enacted, which at the next session are repealed. John Norris.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sessionnoun

    the act of sitting, or the state of being seated

  2. Sessionnoun

    the actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, etc., or the actual assembly of the members of such a body, for the transaction of business

  3. Sessionnoun

    hence, also, the time, period, or term during which a court, council, legislature, etc., meets daily for business; or, the space of time between the first meeting and the prorogation or adjournment; thus, a session of Parliaments is opened with a speech from the throne, and closed by prorogation. The session of a judicial court is called a term

  4. Etymology: [L. sessio, fr. sedere, sessum, to sit: cf. F. session. See Sit.]


  1. Session

    In computer science, in particular networking, a session is a semi-permanent interactive information interchange, also known as a dialogue, a conversation or a meeting, between two or more communicating devices, or between a computer and user. A session is set up or established at a certain point in time, and torn down at a later point in time. An established communication session may involve more than one message in each direction. A session is typically, but not always, stateful, meaning that at least one of the communicating parts needs to save information about the session history in order to be able to communicate, as opposed to stateless communication, where the communication consists of independent requests with responses. An established session is the basic requirement to perform a connection-oriented communication. A session also is the basic step to transmit in connectionless communication modes. However any unidirectional transmission does not define a session. Communication sessions may be implemented as part of protocols and services at the application layer, at the session layer or at the transport layer in the OSI model. ⁕Application layer examples:HTTP sessions, which allow associating information with individual visitorsA telnet remote login session

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Session

    sesh′un, n. the sitting of a court or public body: the time it sits: the period of time between the meeting and prorogation of Parliament: the act of sitting, esp. the enthronement of Christ at the right hand of God the Father: (Scot.) the lowest Presbyterian church court, the kirk-session.—adj. Ses′sional, pertaining or belonging to a session or sessions.—n. Ses′sion-clerk, the official who officially records the transactions of a kirk-session.—Court of Session, the supreme civil court of Scotland. [Fr.,—L. sessio, sessionissedēre, sessum, to sit.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. session

    The actual sitting of a court, council, etc., or the actual assembly of the members of such a body for the transaction of business. Hence, also the time, period, or term during which a court, council, and the like, meet daily for business; or the space of time between the first meeting and prorogation or adjournment.

Editors Contribution

  1. session

    A meeting of a form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government.

    The unity governmental groups are in session for specific timetables during the year.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'session' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2397

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'session' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2125

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'session' in Nouns Frequency: #718

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of session in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of session in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of session in a Sentence

  1. Lindsey Graham:

    I just want an answer. I just want to know what is going on here, you had (former Director of National Intelligence James) Clapper say there was no surveillance of the Trump campaign or Trump Tower. You've got press reports a FISA warrant was issued for Carter Page because of his ties to Russia. I just want to know what happened. And if we can't do it in an open session, let's do it in a closed session.

  2. Kim Kwang-rae:

    The gains are seen to be a technical rebound from the last session's losses, but the market's focus is on the OPEC meeting and how much Saudi Arabia and Russia would increase output.

  3. Phil Neuenfeldt:

    Rushing this legislation through in an extraordinary session is a slap in the face to our democracy.

  4. Richard Neal:

    I'm disappointed, the historic role of the Treasury secretary is to appear before the Ways and Means Committee at the start of any legislative session.

  5. The House managers:

    After spending months propagating the lie that the 2020 election had been stolen from him, President Trump summoned his supporters to a rally in Washington on January 6, against this backdrop, President Trump addressed a crowd that he knew was armed and primed for violence. He falsely raged to the crowd that the Joint Session was the culmination of a treasonous plot to destroy America. He exhorted his supporters to.

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