Definition of Oral

1. Noun. An examination conducted by spoken communication.

Exact synonyms: Oral Exam, Oral Examination, Viva, Viva Voce
Generic synonyms: Exam, Examination, Test

2. Adjective. Using speech rather than writing. "An oral agreement"
Exact synonyms: Unwritten
Similar to: Spoken

3. Adjective. Of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth. "An oral vaccine"
Partainyms: Mouth

4. Adjective. Of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located. "The oral surface of a starfish"
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Similar to: Buccal, Buccal
Antonyms: Aboral

5. Adjective. 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.
Category relationships: Analysis, Depth Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Antonyms: Anal

Definition of Oral

1. a. Uttered by the mouth, or in words; spoken, not written; verbal; as, oral traditions; oral testimony; oral law.

Definition of Oral

1. Proper noun. ( male given name) of American usage, ultimately derived from ''Aurelius''. ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to the mouth; mouthly. ¹

3. Adjective. Spoken rather than written. ¹

4. Noun. A spoken test or examination, particularly in a language class. ¹

5. Noun. A physical examination of the mouth. ¹

6. Noun. oral sex. ¹

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Definition of Oral

1. an examination requiring spoken answers [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oral

1. Pertaining to the mouth, taken through or applied in the mouth, as an oral medication or an oral thermometer. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oral

oracle of Delphi
oral (erosive) lichen planus
oral availability
oral biology
oral cancer
oral cavities
oral cavity
oral cavity proper
oral cholecystogram
oral communication
oral contraception
oral contraceptive
oral contraceptive pill
oral contract

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