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Session vs. Section

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Sessionnoun

A period devoted to a particular activity, e.g. the annual or semiannual periods of a legislative body (that together comprise the legislative term) whose individual meetings are also called sessions.

‘a training session’; ‘"Are we having a recording session?" / "Yes. We've even got some session musicians to provide some brass."’;

Sectionnoun

A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something.

Sessionnoun

A meeting of a council, court, school, or legislative body to conduct its business.

‘This court is now in session.’;

Sectionnoun

A part, piece, subdivision of anything.

Sessionnoun

(computing) The sequence of interactions between client and server, or between user and system; the period during which a user is logged in or connected.

‘Logging out or shutting down the computer will end your session.’;

Sectionnoun

(music) A group of instruments in an orchestra.

‘The horn section is the group of symphonic musicians who play the French horn.’;

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Sessionnoun

(cricket) Any of the three scheduled two hour playing sessions, from the start of play to lunch, from lunch to tea and from tea to the close of play.

Sectionnoun

A part of a document.

Sessionnoun

(obsolete) The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.

Sectionnoun

An act or instance of cutting.

Sessionnoun

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Sectionnoun

A cross-section (image that shows an object as if cut along a plane).

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Sessionnoun

(education) An academic term.

Sectionnoun

(aviation) A cross-section perpendicular the longitudinal axis of an aircraft in flight.

Sessionverb

(music) To hold or participate in a jam session with other musicians.

Sectionnoun

(surgery) An incision or the act of making an incision.

Sessionnoun

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

Sectionnoun

(sciences) A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research.

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Sessionnoun

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.’;

Sectionnoun

(botany) A taxonomic rank below the genus (and subgenus if present), but above the species.

Sessionnoun

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.’;

Sectionnoun

(zoology) An informal taxonomic rank below the order ranks and above the family ranks.

Sessionnoun

a meeting for execution of a group's functions;

‘it was the opening session of the legislature’;

Sectionnoun

(military) A group of 10-15 soldiers led by a non-commissioned officer and forming part of a platoon.

Sessionnoun

the time during which a school holds classes;

‘they had to shorten the school term’;

Sectionnoun

(category theory) A right inverse.

Sessionnoun

a meeting devoted to a particular activity;

‘a filming session’; ‘a gossip session’;

Sectionnoun

(NZ) A piece of residential land; a plot.

Sessionnoun

a meeting of spiritualists;

‘the seance was held in the medium's parlor’;

Sectionnoun

(Canadian) A one-mile square area of land, defined by a government survey.

Sessionnoun

a meeting of an official body, especially a legislature, council, or court of law, to conduct its business

‘the governor called this week's special session to reconsider the decision’;

Sectionnoun

(geology) A sequence of rock layers.

Sessionnoun

a period during which an official body meets regularly to conduct its business

‘legislation to curb wildcat strikes will be introduced during the coming parliamentary session’;

Sectionverb

To cut, divide or separate into pieces.

Sessionnoun

the part of a year or of a day during which teaching takes place in a school or college.

Sectionverb

(British) To commit (a person, to a hospital, with or without their consent), as for mental health reasons. So called after various sections of legal acts regarding mental health.

Sessionnoun

a period devoted to a particular activity

‘gym is followed by a training session’;

Sectionverb

To perform a cesarean section on (someone).

Sessionnoun

a period of recording music in a studio, especially by a session musician

‘he did the sessions for a Great Country Hits album’;

Sectionnoun

The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.

Sessionnoun

a period of heavy or sustained drinking

‘it was one hell of a session— we must have drunk about 12 cocktails each’;

Sectionnoun

A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice.

Sessionnoun

the governing body of a Presbyterian Church.

Sectionnoun

A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character often used to denote such a division.

‘It is hardly possible to give a distinct view of his several arguments in distinct sections.’;

Sectionnoun

The figure made up of all the points common to a superficies and a solid which meet, or to two superficies which meet, or to two lines which meet. In the first case the section is a superficies, in the second a line, and in the third a point.

Sectionnoun

A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct.

‘The extreme section of one class consists of bigoted dotards, the extreme section of the other consists of shallow and reckless empirics.’;

Sectionnoun

A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; - often indicated by the sign .

Sectionnoun

One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preëmption laws.

Sectionnoun

A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase.

Sectionnoun

The description or representation of anything as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; depiction of what is beyond a plane passing through, or supposed to pass through, an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata; profile.

Sectionnoun

a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical);

‘he always turns first to the business section’; ‘the history of this work is discussed in the next section’;

Sectionnoun

a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope;

‘sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue’;

Sectionnoun

a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people;

‘no section of the nation is more ardent than the South’; ‘there are three synagogues in the Jewish section’;

Sectionnoun

one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object;

‘a section of a fishing rod’; ‘metal sections were used below ground’; ‘finished the final segment of the road’;

Sectionnoun

a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon

Sectionnoun

one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;

‘the written part of the exam’; ‘the finance section of the company’; ‘the BBC's engineering division’;

Sectionnoun

a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side

Sectionnoun

(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid

Sectionnoun

a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class

Sectionnoun

a small army unit usually having a special function

Sectionnoun

a specialized division of a large organization;

‘you'll find it in the hardware department’; ‘she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury’;

Sectionnoun

a segment of a citrus fruit;

‘he ate a section of the orange’;

Sectionnoun

the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

Sectionverb

divide into segments;

‘segment an orange’; ‘segment a compound word’;

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