See also: Session
From Middle English session, from Old French session, from Latin sessiō (“a sitting”), from sedeō (“sit”).
session (plural sessions)
- 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; 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
- A meeting of a council, court, school, or legislative body to conduct its business.
- This court is now in session.
- (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.
- (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.
- (obsolete) The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
- 1594–1597, Richard Hooker, J[ohn] S[penser], editor, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, […], London: […] Will[iam] Stansby [for Matthew Lownes], published 1611, →OCLC, (please specify the page):
- So much his ascension into heaven and his session at the right hand of God do import.
- 1859, Alfred Tennyson, “Vivien”, in Idylls of the King, London: Edward Moxon & Co., […], →OCLC, pages 137–138:
- But Vivien, gathering somewhat of his mood, / And hearing 'harlot' mutter'd twice or thrice, / Leapt from her session on his lap, and stood, / Stiff as a viper frozen; […]
- (music) Ellipsis of jam session.
- (education) An academic term
- (beer) An extended period of drinking, typically consuming beer with low alcohol content.
period devoted to a particular activity
meeting of a body to conduct business
(computing) the sequence of interactions between client and server
session (third-person singular simple present sessions, present participle sessioning, simple past and past participle sessioned)
- (music) To hold or participate in a jam session with other musicians.
- 2009 May 3, Virginia Heffernan, “World Music”, in New York Times:
- “I downloaded a clip from a drummer, who I now realize is Bernard Purdie, who has sessioned on all kinds of records,” he said.
Inherited from Old French session, borrowed from Latin sessiōnem.
session f (plural sessions)
- “session”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
Borrowed from Latin sessiō, sessiōnem.
session f (oblique plural sessions, nominative singular session, nominative plural sessions)
- a session (period with meetings, or training sessions and the like by extension)
- vara i session
- be in session
- a session (meeting)
|Declension of session|