The etymological root of the term season It is found in the Latin word tempus, which translates as “weather”. The concept refers to a period which can be formed by years, months, weeks or days, which form a set.
A season, therefore, is a temporal space with particular characteristics that allow it to distinguish itself from the rest of the calendar. The notion is often used to refer to the stage that contemplates the realization or the appearance of something.
For instance: “I am fascinated by the Christmas season as it reminds me of my childhood with my parents and my grandparents”, “The most renowned designers agreed that blue will be the color that will set the trend in the next summer season”, “The Australian player announced that he will retire from professional sports at the end of this season”.
It is common for series are segmented into seasons. Each season features a certain amount of chapters or episodes and it constitutes a unit: in general, the end of the last chapter of the season marks a closure and in turn opens a conflict or question that will develop in the following season.
Let’s take the case of “Friends”. This American series had ten seasons, totaling 236 episodes.
In the field of sport, a season encompasses the time required for a championship or tournament to take place, from its inception to its conclusion. In the 1997-1998 season of the NBA, to mention one of these cycles, Michael Jordan got his sixth and final champion ring with Chicago Bulls.
Finally, at the tourist level, it is usually differentiated between low season (the period with the lowest exercise or movement), mid season (normal activity) and high season (more activity than usual).