[ noun ] the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
"he read the mystery at one sitting"
Used in print(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
Serum potassium at this time was 3.8 mEq. per liter , and the hemoglobin was 13.9 gm. By Dec. 1 , 1958 , the weakness in the pelvic and quadriceps muscle groups was appreciably worse , and it became difficult for the patient to rise unaided from a sitting or reclining position .
[ noun ] the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
"he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"
Used in print(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
But at the end of the sitting , when Michelangelo showed him the quick , free drawings , with the mother roughed in , holding her son , the model grasped what Michelangelo was_after , and promised to speak_to his friends .
[ adjective ] not moving and therefore easy to attack
"a sitting target"