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Definition of Orality
1. the state of being produced orally [n -TIES]
Medical Definition of Orality
1. In freudian psychology, a term used to denote the psychic organization derived from, and characteristic of, the oral period of psychosexual development. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Orality
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Civilization of Illiteracy by Mihai Nadin (1997)
"CHAPTER 2: FROM orality TO WRITING Tracing the origin of language to early nuclei of agriculture, as many authors do (Peter Bellwood, Paul K. Benedict, ..."
2. Studies in Napoleonic Statesmanship: Germany by Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (1903)
"Strombeck is a warm advocate of the merits of orality, although it seldom happened that a ... orality was especially valuable in small criminal cases, ..."
3. The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communicationby Heather A. Horst, Daniel Miller by Heather A. Horst, Daniel Miller (2006)
"... wordplay and orality in the West Indies (and Afro- American culture generally). As he notes, 'the ability to contend with words is, then, a social skill ..."