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session (n.)

late 14c., "periodical sitting of a court," from Old French session "act or state of sitting; assembly," from Latin sessionem (nominative sessio) "act of sitting; a seat; loitering; a session," noun of action from past participle stem of sedere "to sit" (from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit"). Sense of "period set aside for some activity" is first recorded 1920, in bull session, probably from quarter sessions courts (see quarter (n.1)). Musical sense of "recording occasion in a studio" is from 1927.

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Definitions of session from WordNet

session (n.)
a meeting for execution of a group's functions;
it was the opening session of the legislature
session (n.)
the time during which a school holds classes;
Synonyms: school term / academic term / academic session
session (n.)
a meeting devoted to a particular activity;
a filming session
a gossip session
session (n.)
a meeting of spiritualists;
Synonyms: seance / sitting
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