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Meaning & Definition of Oral in English

English

Oral

/ɔrəl/

noun

1. An examination conducted by spoken communication

    synonym:
  • oral
  • ,
  • oral exam
  • ,
  • oral examination
  • ,
  • viva voce
  • ,
  • viva

adjective

1. Using speech rather than writing

  • "An oral tradition"
  • "An oral agreement"
    synonym:
  • oral
  • ,
  • unwritten

2. Of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth

  • "Oral hygiene"
  • "An oral thermometer"
  • "An oral vaccine"
    synonym:
  • oral

3. Of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located

  • "The oral cavity"
  • "The oral mucous membrane"
  • "The oral surface of a starfish"
    synonym:
  • oral

4. A stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth

  • Fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression
    synonym:
  • oral

Examples of using

The stages of psychosexual development—oral, anal, phallic, latent, and genital—turn out to be one big Freudian slip, betraying severe anal retention on the part of the taxonomist.
He had an oral exam.
We had an oral exam.