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sé·ance

 (sā′äns′, -äNs′)
n.
1. A meeting of people to receive spiritualistic messages.
2. A meeting, session, or sitting, as of a learned or legislative body.

[French, a sitting, from Old French seoir, to sit, from Latin sedēre; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]
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seance

(ˈseɪɑ̃ns; -ɑːns) or

séance

n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a meeting at which spiritualists attempt to receive messages from the spirits of the dead
2. a meeting of a society
[C19: from French, literally: a sitting, from Old French seoir to sit, from Latin sedēre]
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sé•ance

(ˈseɪ ɑns)

n.
1. a meeting in which a spiritualist attempts to communicate with the spirits of the dead.
2. a session or sitting, as of a class or organization.
[1795–1805; < French: session =sé-, base of seoir to sit (< Latin sedēre) + -ance -ance]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seance - a meeting of spiritualistsseance - a meeting of spiritualists; "the seance was held in the medium's parlor"
spirit rapping, table rapping, table tapping - alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
table lifting, table tilting, table tipping, table turning - manipulation of a table during a seance; attributed to spirits
get together, meeting - a small informal social gathering; "there was an informal meeting in my living room"
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Translations
جَلْسَة إسْتِحْضار الأرواح
seance
seance
spiritismisessio
szeánsz
seansa
seans
seansruh çağırma toplantısı

seance

séance [ˈseɪɑːns] Nsesión f de espiritismo
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seance

[ˈseɪɑːns ˈseɪɒns] nséance f de spiritisme
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séance

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seance

séance [ˈseɪɑ̃ːns] nseduta spiritica
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séance

(ˈseiaːns) noun
a meeting of people trying to obtain messages from the spirits of dead people. She claims to have spoken to Napoleon at a séance.
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