session - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a period of time used for a particular activity

    A question-and-answer session will be held after the lecture.

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  2. 2
    a formal meeting of an institution such as a parliament or a court of law

    an emergency session of the UN Security Council

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      a period of time during which an institution has its regular meetings

      an issue dealt with during the last session of Parliament

  3. 3
    part of a period of time during which a class or meeting takes place

    Shakespeare was discussed during the morning session.