session

A session is a specific block of time dedicated to something. Court may be in session, or school may be in session, or you just might find yourself enjoying a massage therapy session.

The noun session also means a meeting of a board or committee to conduct business. The school board, for example, may hold a special session to discuss budget issues. Session can also refer to a gathering of spiritualists at a séance or a meeting with a psychic. You might have a session with a medium who claims she's delivering a message to you from your great-great-grandmother.

Definitions of session
  1. noun
    a meeting for execution of a group's functions
    “it was the opening session of the legislature”
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    sitting
    a session as of a legislature or court
    clinic
    meeting for diagnosis of problems and instruction or remedial work in a particular activity
    closed session, executive session
    a session (usually of a legislative body) that is closed to the public
    hearing
    a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken
    skull session
    a session (as of executives or advisors) to discuss policy or strategy or to solve problems or exchange ideas
    special session
    a session that is held in addition to the regular sessions
    tutorial
    a session of intensive tuition given by a tutor to an individual or to a small number of students
    reading clinic
    a clinic for people with reading disabilities
    basketball clinic
    a meeting at which basketball players receive special evaluation and instruction
    baseball clinic
    a meeting at which baseball players receive special evaluation and instruction
    hockey clinic
    a meeting at which hockey players receive special evaluation and instruction
    confirmation hearing
    a hearing held by the US Senate to gather information on whether to approve or reject candidates for high federal office who are nominated by the president
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    conference, group discussion
    a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
  2. noun
    the time during which a school holds classes
    synonyms: academic session, academic term, school term
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    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
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    term
    a limited period of time
  3. noun
    a meeting devoted to a particular activity
    “a filming session
    “a gossip session
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    class period, course session, recitation
    a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
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    coming together, meeting
    the social act of assembling for some common purpose
  4. noun
    a meeting of spiritualists
    synonyms: seance, sitting
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    get together, meeting
    a small informal social gathering
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