AskDefine | Define session

Dictionary Definition



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

User Contributed Dictionary



From session, from sessionem, from sedere to sit



  1. A period devoted to a particular activity; a training session.
  2. A meeting of a council, court, or legislative body to conduct its buisness.
  3. Used in reference to web applications, a session is the sequence of interactions between the server and a user. A users session can store persistent data between different web pages. For instance, a person might login to a site on one page, then go on using other pages on the site. The login step begins a session where the server tracks information about that specific user. Sessions typically expire after a set time of non-interaction and are removed from the server's memory.
  4. A period of play in which the players only leave the field at a change of innings; the three sessions are between start of play, lunch, tea and close of play
  5. A musical performance broadcast for a radio show.


period devoted to a particular activity
  • Arabic: (jálsa)
  • Chinese: 会期 (huìqī)
  • Dutch: sessie
  • Finnish: istunto
  • French: séance
  • German: Sitzung
  • Italian: sessione
  • Hebrew: ישיבה
  • Hungarian: ülés
  • Japanese: 会期 (かいき, kaikí)
  • Korean: 회기 (hoegi)
  • Portuguese: sessão
  • Russian: сессия
  • Spanish: sesión
  • Swedish: session
meeting of a body to conduct business
  • Czech: zasedání
  • Finnish: istunto, kokous
  • Italian: sessione
  • Russian: сессия, заседание
  • Spanish: sesión

Derived terms




Extensive Definition

Session may refer to:



  • Session (computer science), also known as a communication session, is a semi-permanent interactive information exchange between communicating devices that is established at a certain point in time and torn down at a later point in time. Examples are:


See also

session in German: Session
session in French: Session
session in Lithuanian: Sesija
session in Japanese: セッション
session in Polish: Sesja

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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