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sitting

noun
     
sit‧ting [countable]
1DF one of the times when a meal is served in a place where there is not enough space for everyone to eat at the same time:
School dinners are served in three sittings.
2

at/in one sitting

during one continuous period when you are sitting in a chair:
I sat down and read the whole book in one sitting.
3AVPTCP an occasion when you have yourself painted or photographed
4PGP a meeting of a law court or parliament

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