Meaning of “sitting” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “sitting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sittingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɪt̬·ɪŋ/

a limited period of time during which you sit and do a particular activity:

I read the book in one sitting.
It took several sittings for the artist to paint her portrait.

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