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sitting

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɪt.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈsɪt̬-/

sitting noun [C] (BE SEATED)

a period when a meal is served in a place like a hotel: When the hotel is full, dinner is served in two sittings.Meals and parts of meals a period spent by a model who is being painted, photographed, etc.: The portrait was finished after only three sittings.Periods of time - general words

sitting noun [C] (MEETING)

a meeting of a parliament, court, etc.Official meetingsMeeting peopleCourt cases, orders and decisions

sitting

adjective uk   /ˈsɪt.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈsɪt̬-/
existing or continuing at the present time: a sitting Member of Parliament.
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