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Definition of sitting noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a period of time during which a court or a governing body deals with its business late-night sittings in the legislature
  2. 2a time when a meal is served in a hotel, etc. to a number of people at the same time A hundred people can be served at one sitting (= at the same time).
  3. 3a period of time that a person spends sitting and doing an activity I read the book in one sitting.
  4. 4a period of time when someone sits or stands to have their picture painted or be photographed It took three sittings to complete the portrait.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sitting