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From Middle English session, from Old French session, from Latin sessiō (a sitting), from sedeō (sit).

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session (plural sessions)

  1. A period devoted to a particular activity, e.g. the annual or semiannual periods of a legislative body (that together comprise the legislative term) whose individual meetings are also called sessions.
    a training session
    "Are we having a recording session?" / "Yes. We've even got some session musicians to provide some brass."
    • 2009, Michael Otto with Stefan G. Hofmann, Avoiding Treatment Failures in the Anxiety Disorders, page 137:
      Alternatively, if the patient is stuck ritualizing before session, then the therapist might want to create contingencies that might help the patient come in on time
  2. A meeting of a council, court, school, or legislative body to conduct its business.
    This court is now in session.
  3. (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.
  4. (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.
  5. (obsolete) The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
  6. (music) Ellipsis of jam session.
  7. (education) An academic term
  8. (beer) An extended period of drinking, typically consuming beer with low alcohol content.

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session (third-person singular simple present sessions, present participle sessioning, simple past and past participle sessioned)

  1. (music) To hold or participate in a jam session with other musicians.
    • 2009 May 3, Virginia Heffernan, “World Music”, in New York Times[1]:
      “I downloaded a clip from a drummer, who I now realize is Bernard Purdie, who has sessioned on all kinds of records,” he said.

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  1. genitive singular of sessio

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Inherited from Old French session, borrowed from Latin sessiōnem.

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session f (plural sessions)

  1. session, period
  2. (computing) session

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Borrowed from Latin sessiō, sessiōnem.

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session oblique singularf (oblique plural sessions, nominative singular session, nominative plural sessions)

  1. sitting; session (of a court, a committee, etc.)

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  • French: session
  • Middle English: session

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session c

  1. a session (period with meetings, or training sessions and the like by extension)
    vara i session
    be in session
  2. a session (meeting)

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Declension of session 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative session sessionen sessioner sessionerna
Genitive sessions sessionens sessioners sessionernas

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