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Meaning of SESSION

Pronunciation:  'seshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a meeting devoted to a particular activity; "a filming session"; "a gossip session"
  2. [n]  a meeting for execution of a group's functions; "it was the opening session of the legislature"
  3. [n]  a meeting of spiritualists; "the seance was held in the medium's parlor"
  4. [n]  the time during which a school holds classes; "they had to shorten the school term"

SESSION is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: academic session, academic term, school term, seance, sitting
 See Also: academic year, class period, clinic, closed session, coming together, conference, course session, executive session, get together, group discussion, hearing, meeting, meeting, quarter, recitation, school year, semester, sitting, special session, spirit rapping, summer school, table lifting, table rapping, table tapping, table tilting, table tipping, table turning, term, trimester, tutorial



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ses"sion\, n. [L. sessio, fr. sedere, sessum, to sit:
cf. F. session. See {Sit}.]
1. The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.

         So much his ascension into heaven and his session at
         the right hand of God do import.      --Hooker.

         But Viven, gathering somewhat of his mood, . . .
         Leaped from her session on his lap, and stood.

2. The actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, etc.,
   or the actual assembly of the members of such a body, for
   the transaction of business.

         It's fit this royal session do proceed. --Shak.

3. Hence, also, the time, period, or term during which a
   court, council, legislature, etc., meets daily for
   business; or, the space of time between the first meeting
   and the prorogation or adjournment; thus, a session of
   Parliaments is opened with a speech from the throne, and
   closed by prorogation. The session of a judicial court is
   called a term.

         It was resolved that the convocation should meet at
         the beginning of the next session of Parliament.

Note: Sessions, in some of the States, is particularly used
      as a title for a court of justices, held for granting
      licenses to innkeepers, etc., and for laying out
      highways, and the like; it is also the title of several
      courts of criminal jurisdiction in England and the
      United States.

{Church session}, the lowest court in the Presbyterian
   Church, composed of the pastor and a body of elders
   elected by the members of a particular church, and having
   the care of matters pertaining to the religious interests
   of that church, as the admission and dismission of
   members, discipline, etc.

{Court of Session}, the supreme civil court of Scotland.

{Quarter sessions}. (Eng.Law) See under {Quarter}.

{Sessions of the peace}, sittings held by justices of the
   peace. [Eng.]

Computing Dictionary

1. A lasting connection between a user (or user agent) and a peer, typically a server, usually involving the exchange of many packets between the user's computer and the server. A session is typically implemented as a layer in a network protocol (e.g. telnet, ftp).

In the case of protocols where there is no concept of a session layer (e.g. udp) or where sessions at the session layer are generally very short-lived (e.g. http), virtual sessions are implemented by having each exchange between the user and the remote host include some form of cookie which stores state (e.g. a unique session ID, information about the user's preferences or authorisation level, etc.).

See also login.

2. A lasting connection using the session layer of a networking protocol.