Definition of "session" [ses•sion]

  • A meeting of a legislative or judicial body for the purpose of transacting business. (noun)
  • A series of such meetings. (noun)
  • The term or duration of time that is taken by such a series of meetings. (noun)
  • The part of a year or of a day during which a school holds classes. (noun)
  • An assembly of people for a common purpose or because of a common interest: a gossip session. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "session" in a sentence
  • "A two-day mini-meeting on the special topic of Biological Anthropology (April 26-27) will include four symposia, a platform session, and a poster sessionĀ¬, all designed to shed light on cranial and postcranial functional anatomy, adaptations in soft-tissue anatomy and fossil evidence for human evolution."
  • "#get the session data back out again during some other request my % session; tie % session, 'Apache:: Session:: MySQL', $id; validate ($session {visa_number});"
  • "#get the session id for later use my $id = $session {_session_id};"