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special session

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n special session a session that is held in addition to the regular sessions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Special session an extraordinary session; a session at an unusual time or for an unusual purpose; as, a special session of Congress or of a legislature.
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Usage

In literature:

The docket is cleared of many trivial cases, and more serious matters are sent to the Special or General Sessions.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
In March, 1863, the governor issued a proclamation convening the Legislature in special session to discuss the subject of bread.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
The Legislature of New York convened in Special Session on the 10th of June.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
The President has the power to call special sessions of Congress.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
Congress met in special session to relieve the financial distress.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The executive committee meets once a month and special sessions are called whenever necessary.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
President Wilson made this possible by calling a special session to meet May 19, 1919.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Being on the ground and seeing the urgent need of such an institution, he called together his wonderful Special Council for one last session.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
What are special points to look out for in beginning a session?
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
The special session of the Legislature met on the 10th of June.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
Special sessions may be called by the governor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
She missed three questions in succession, and was told that she must remain after school for a special study session.
"The Secret Pact" by Mildred A. Wirt
In fact, in special session the club passed a vote of dismal prophecy for the whole Jerusalem operation.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
A special session of the Legislature was held in December, 1835.
"Lincoln, the Politician" by T. Aaron Levy
The special session of the Thirty-seventh Congress met on the 4th of July, 1861, agreeably to the call of the President.
"Sketch of the life of Abraham Lincoln" by Isaac Newton Arnold
Stanton called the legislature in special session.
"The Life of Lyman Trumbull" by Horace White
Meanwhile Mr. Lincoln had attended one special session of the Legislature in July, 1837.
"Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1 (of 2) The True Story Of A Great Life" by William H. Herndon Jesse W. Weik
The legislature was not in session, and would not convene, except under a special call, until the following June.
"Sketches of Successful New Hampshire Men" by Various
Marshall was appointed on many special committees to prepare sundry bills during this session.
"The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)" by Albert J. Beveridge
Governor James Hamilton, Jr., convened the Legislature in special session and the election of a State convention was ordered.
"The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4" by Albert J. Beveridge
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In news:

State lawmakers will have another item on their slate during the legislative special session.
Kitzhaber Calls Special Session, Eyes Nike Expansion.
Governor says Nike will expand in Oregon but calls special session to shore up tax code.
With lawmakers set to trudge into Hartford next week for a holiday special session to plug this year's state budget hole, it's a safe bet that Gov.
Governor Rick Perry declared a special session to start at 8a.m.
Special session on the way .
Supervisors Hold Annual Organizational Meeting and Special Session.
Barbour adds 'spice' to special session agenda.
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The legislature has official cancelled a special session to overturn Governor Jindal's vetoes.
Both the Senate President and House Speaker said they got enough requests to cancel the special session, which was set for July 14.
State Legislators Returning For Special Budget Session.
Tillis calls for special session on mental health group homes.
Maryland special session goals conflict.
Lawmakers Return Special Session Pay.
Nixon calls special session of General Assembly.
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In science:

AMS special session on Riemann-Hilbert problems held in Birmingham, AL.
Riemann-Hilbert problems for last passage percolation
In this special case no media is sent at all and the session is terminated as soon as the phone rings (e.g. when a ”180 Ringing” is received).
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
We also thank, specifically, Sylvain Veilleux, Luis Colina, and Jacky Fischer for keeping the speakers to the schedule during the sessions they chaired, and specially Sylvain Veilleux who managed to synthesize and summarize the workshop.
Extreme Starbursts in the Local Universe
And since GR11 (Stockholm 1986) where a special workshop session was held on alternative theories of gravitation, a significant progress has been made and it is possible now to delineate a complete chart of relationships between scalar-tensor gravity theories, theories with nonlinear Lagrangians and general relativity.
Universality of Einstein's General Relativity
The Leuven workshop on the ‘Quantum Structure of Space-time and the Geometrical Nature of the Fundamental Interactions’ had a special session dedicated to the memory of Sonia Stanciu.
The scientific work of Sonia Stanciu
Special thanks are due to the DIS04 organisers for their help in the session organisation.
Heavy Flavours: experimental summary
OPEN QUESTIONS Here we summarize the open issues raised during the meeting as well as in discussions at special splinter sessions at the end of the workshop.
Star Formation in the Era of the Three Great Observatories
The white paper1 activities included the organization of several meetings (e.g. a special session during the April 2007 APS meeting, and the meeting ”The future of ground based γ -ray astronomy ” in Chicago, May 2007) to widen the base of scientists involved in the discussion.
White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-based Gamma-ray Astronomy
Bullen, Nonabsolute integrals in the twentieth century, AMS special session on nonabsolute integration (eds. P.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
Processing the data took an additional 4 to 5 hours per day. A special challenge was to account for missing and dropped events, and session “id recycling” across different IM servers in a server farm.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
Special thanks are due to the DIS 2009 organisers for their hospitality and help in running the sessions smoothly.
Heavy flavours: working group summary
Special attention is given to the treatment of heavy quarks in the QCD analyses of the proton structure functions, discussed in a joined session between heavy-flavour and PDF working groups.
Heavy Flavours in DIS and Hadron Colliders: Working Group Summary
In addition a special session was held in the memory of Ken Dunn whose untimely death earlier in the year was met with great sadness in the Canadian relativity community.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the APS TG on gravitation
At the AMS Regional Meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, October 11–12, 1996, during the Special Session in Set-theoretic Topology, there was a problem session at which the following problems were posed.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
To decrease rapid UT1 latency, the special single-base 1-hour sessions are conducted practically every day with delay of processing from several hours to several days.
CPO prediction: accuracy assessment and impact on UT1 intensive results
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