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Definition of session noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a period of time that is spent doing a particular activity a photo/recording/training, etc. session The course is made up of 12 two-hour sessions. She has a weekly session at the health club on Saturdays. see also jam session
  2. 2a formal meeting or series of meetings of a court, a parliament, etc.; a period of time when such meetings are held a session of the U.N. General Assembly The court is now in session. The committee met in closed session (= with nobody else present). an emergency session of Congress
  3. 3a school or university year
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