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session

noun  /ˈseʃ·ən/ us  

session noun (FORMAL MEETING)

a formal meeting of an organization, esp. of a legislature or law court: [C] He wanted to introduce the bill before the present session of the state legislature adjourned. [U] Congress is in session (= continuing to have meetings) until the end of the month.

session noun (ACTIVITY)

[C] a period of time or a meeting arranged for a particular activity: The musicians gathered in the studio, waiting for the start of the recording session. [C] At a college or university, a session is any of the periods of time into which a teaching year is divided: The first summer session starts June 3rd.
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