oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva voce, viva(adj)
an examination conducted by spoken communication
using speech rather than writing
"an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"
of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth
"oral hygiene"; "an oral thermometer"; "an oral vaccine"
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"
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
A spoken test or examination, particularly in a language class.
A physical examination of the mouth.
Relating to the mouth; mouthly.
Spoken rather than written.
An oral presentation
of American usage, ultimately derived from Aurelius.
Origin: From oralis, from os.
Oral, Uralsk in Russian, formerly known as Yaitsk, is a city in northwestern Kazakhstan, at the confluence of the Ural and Chogan Rivers close to the Russian border. As it is located on the western side of the Ural river, it is considered geographically in Europe. It is the capital of the West Kazakhstan Province. Ethnic composition is dominated by Kazakhs. Population: Template:Kz-census2012 194,905. Oral is an agricultural and industrial center, and has been an important trade stop since its founding. Barge traffic has passed up and down the Ural River between the Caspian Sea and the Ural Mountains for centuries. Today it is one of the major entry points for rail traffic from Europe to Siberia, servicing the many new oil fields in the Caspian basin and the industrial cities of the southern Urals. It is served by Oral Ak Zhol Airport.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō′ral, adj. uttered by the mouth: spoken, not written.—adv. O′rally. [L. os, oris, the mouth.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'oral' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4218
Rank popularity for the word 'oral' in Adjectives Frequency: #572
The numerical value of oral in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of oral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We used to get more success with oral antibiotics.
I’m asking you to help extend my life, We’re at the point where God could call Oral Roberts home in March.
“I’m asking you to help extend my life, We’re at the point where God could call Oral Roberts home in March.”
I regret to say that we of the F.B.I. are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.
Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.
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Translations for oral
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- verbal, oral, bucalCatalan, Valencian
- ústní, orálníCzech
- mündlich, oralGerman
- στοματικός, προφορικόςGreek
- buŝa, parolaEsperanto
- szóbeli, orálisHungarian
- mondelijk, mondelingDutch
- оральный, устный, ротовойRussian
- gojor, falur, oralAlbanian
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