Meaning of “session” in the English Dictionary

"session" in British English

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sessionnoun

uk /ˈseʃ.ən/ us /ˈseʃ.ən/

session noun (ACTIVITY)

B1 [ C ] a period of time or meeting arranged for a particular activity:

The 21-year-old runner twisted his ankle in a training session last Friday.
As the European heads of state gathered, 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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(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 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.

(Definition of “session” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"session" in Business English

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sessionnoun

uk /ˈseʃən/ us

[ C ] MEETINGS a period of time or meeting arranged 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 central office.
So far the intense negotiating sessions have failed to yield any substantial progress.
the 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 stock market, usually within a single day:

Tokyo stocks surged in the trading session, pushed by record highs on Wall Street overnight.
The group's shares gained 7.5p to close the session at 176.5p.

[ C or U ] LAW, GOVERNMENT a formal meeting or series of meetings of an organization such as a parliament or a law court:

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)