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"session" in British English

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sessionnoun

uk   us   /ˈseʃ.ən/

session noun (FORMAL MEETING)

[C or U] a ​formalmeeting or ​series of ​meetings of an ​organization such as a ​parliament or a ​lawcourt: The parliamentary session is ​due to end on 27 May. The UN Security Council ​met inemergency session to ​discuss the ​crisis.
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session noun (ACTIVITY)

B1 [C] a ​period of ​time or ​meetingarranged for a ​particularactivity: The 21-year-old ​runnertwisted his ​ankle in a training session last ​Friday. As the ​Europeanheads of ​stategathered, the ​press were ​allowed in for a photo session.UK informal The men had a heavy session last ​night (= they ​drank a lot of ​alcohol).
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session noun (COLLEGE PERIOD)

[C or U] US or Scottish English at a ​college, any of the ​periods of ​time that a ​teachingyear or ​day is ​divided into, or the ​teachingyear itself: He ​taught a ​class during the ​summer session. Access is ​restricted when ​school is in session.
(Definition of session from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"session" in American English

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sessionnoun

 us   /ˈseʃ·ən/

session noun (FORMAL MEETING)

a ​formalmeeting of an ​organization, esp. of a ​legislature or ​lawcourt: [C] He ​wanted to ​introduce the ​bill before the ​present session of the ​statelegislatureadjourned. [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 ​meetingarranged for a ​particularactivity: The ​musiciansgathered 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 ​teachingyear is ​divided: The first ​summer session ​startsJune 3rd.
(Definition of session from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"session" in Business English

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sessionnoun

uk   us   /ˈseʃən/
[C] MEETINGS a ​period of ​time or ​meetingarranged for a particular ​activity: I'm having a session with her this afternoon for a ​briefing. There are ​regular training sessions at the firm's ​centraloffice. So far the intense negotiating sessions have ​failed to ​yield any ​substantialprogress. a planning/​brainstorming sessionthe opening/closing session She spoke at the ​opening session of the ​conference.
[C] (also trading session) STOCK MARKET a ​period of ​buying and ​selling on a ​stockmarket, usually within a ​single day: Tokyo ​stockssurged in the ​trading session, ​pushed by ​recordhighs on Wall Street ​overnight. The group's ​sharesgained 7.5p to ​close the session at 176.5p.
[C or U] LAW, GOVERNMENT a ​formalmeeting or ​series of ​meetings of an ​organization such as a ​parliament or a ​lawcourt: The General ​Assembly is ​due back in session after a six-week ​adjournment. Improvements in ​workers' ​compensation were made during the last legislative session. The Bank's ​board held an ​emergency session yesterday.
(Definition of session from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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