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ORAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oral mean? 

ORAL (noun)
  The noun ORAL has 1 sense:

1. an examination conducted by word of mouth

  Familiarity information: ORAL used as a noun is very rare.


ORAL (adjective)
  The adjective ORAL has 4 senses:

1. using speech rather than writing
2. of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth
3. of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located
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

  Familiarity information: ORAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORAL (noun)


Sense 1oral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An examination conducted by word of mouth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

oral; oral exam; oral examination; viva; viva voce

Hypernyms ("oral" is a kind of...):

exam; examination; test (a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge)


ORAL (adjective)


Sense 1oral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Using speech rather than writing

Synonyms:

oral; unwritten

Context examples:

an oral tradition / an oral agreement

Similar:

spoken (uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination)


Sense 2oral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

oral hygiene / an oral thermometer / an oral vaccine

Pertainym:

mouth (the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge)


Sense 3oral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Context examples:

the oral cavity / the oral mucous membrane / the oral surface of a starfish

Similar:

buccal (toward the inside of the cheek)

buccal (lying within the mouth)

Domain category:

anatomy; general anatomy (the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals)

Antonym:

aboral (opposite to or away from the mouth)


Sense 4oral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Domain category:

analysis; depth psychology; psychoanalysis (a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud)

Antonym:

anal (a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.)


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