What does session mean?

Definitions for session
ˈsɛʃ ənses·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. session(noun)

    a meeting for execution of a group's functions

    "it was the opening session of the legislature"

  2. school term, academic term, academic session, session(noun)

    the time during which a school holds classes

    "they had to shorten the school term"

  3. session(noun)

    a meeting devoted to a particular activity

    "a filming session"; "a gossip session"

  4. seance, sitting, session(noun)

    a meeting of spiritualists

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

Wiktionary

  1. session(Noun)

    A period devoted to a particular activity.

    Etymology: From session, from sessio, from sedeo.

  2. session(Noun)

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

    This court is now in session.

    Etymology: From session, from sessio, from sedeo.

  3. session(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From session, from sessio, from sedeo.

  4. session(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From session, from sessio, from sedeo.

  5. session(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From session, from sessio, from sedeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Session(noun)

    the act of sitting, or the state of being seated

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

  2. Session(noun)

    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

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

  3. Session(noun)

    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

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

Freebase

  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  

British National Corpus

  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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How to say session in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Mahyar Monshipour:

    In 2017, I went to Iran for a promotional event and I ended up organizing a public training session on the hills overlooking Tehran. About 35 people showed up, and there were six women, she contacted me on social media to ask me to make her box but I told her it was not possible. Then about a couple of months ago the Iranian federation opened the door for women boxing and we asked them to set up an event.

  2. Julie Leask:

    Only two thirds of the doctors actually attended the training, and the session was pragmatically brief to fit in with the realities of busy clinicians, we need to be very careful in not abandoning an intervention that may have not been delivered to enough people in enough of a dose.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    If they had done their homework well on policies and taxation, then there would not have been a sudden reason to hold a midnight session.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    All [zoos] actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling.

  5. Beth Littrell:

    We're fighting battles in every state in every legislature this session.

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