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"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 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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  • session noun (COLLEGE PERIOD)

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