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SESSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does session mean? 

SESSION (noun)
  The noun SESSION has 4 senses:

1. a meeting for execution of a group's functions
2. the time during which a school holds classes
3. a meeting devoted to a particular activity
4. a meeting of spiritualists

  Familiarity information: SESSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SESSION (noun)


Sense 1session [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A meeting for execution of a group's functions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

it was the opening session of the legislature

Hypernyms ("session" is a kind of...):

conference; group discussion (a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "session"):

tutorial (a session of intensive tuition given by a tutor to an individual or to a small number of students)

special session (a session that is held in addition to the regular sessions)

skull session (a session (as of executives or advisors) to discuss policy or strategy or to solve problems or exchange ideas)

hearing (a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken)

closed session; executive session (a session (usually of a legislative body) that is closed to the public)

clinic (meeting for diagnosis of problems and instruction or remedial work in a particular activity)

sitting (a session as of a legislature or court)


Sense 2session [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The time during which a school holds classes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

academic session; academic term; school term; session

Context example:

they had to shorten the school term

Hypernyms ("session" is a kind of...):

term (a limited period of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "session"):

summer school (an academic session during the summer; usually for remedial or supplementary study)

semester (one of two divisions of an academic year)

trimester (one of three divisions of an academic year)

quarter (one of four periods into which the school year is divided)

Holonyms ("session" is a part of...):

academic year; school year (the period of time each year when the school is open and people are studying)


Sense 3session [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A meeting devoted to a particular activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

a filming session / a gossip session

Hypernyms ("session" is a kind of...):

coming together; meeting (the social act of assembling for some common purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "session"):

class period; course session; recitation (a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study)


Sense 4session [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A meeting of spiritualists

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

seance; sitting; session

Context example:

the seance was held in the medium's parlor

Hypernyms ("session" is a kind of...):

get together; meeting (a small informal social gathering)

Meronyms (parts of "session"):

spirit rapping; table rapping; table tapping (alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead)

table lifting; table tilting; table tipping; table turning (manipulation of a table during a seance; attributed to spirits)


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