• WordNet 3.6
    • adj oral 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
    • adj oral 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"
    • adj oral using speech rather than writing "an oral tradition","an oral agreement"
    • adj oral of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth "oral hygiene","an oral thermometer","an oral vaccine"
    • n oral an examination conducted by spoken communication
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Oral-B were the first toothbrushes to go to the moon when they were aboard the Apollo 11 mission
    • Oral Of or pertaining to the mouth; surrounding or lining the mouth; as, the oral cavity; oral cilia or cirri.
    • Oral Uttered by the mouth, or in words; spoken, not written; verbal; as, oral traditions; oral testimony; oral law.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better
    • oral Of or pertaining to the mouth or ingestive opening: as, the oral orifice; oral surgery; oral gestation.
    • oral Uttered by the mouth or in words; spoken, not written: as, oral traditions; oral testimony; oral law.
    • oral Using or concerned with speech only, and not writing; communicating instruction, etc., by word of mouth; viva voce.
    • oral In zoology, situated on the same part or side of the body as the mouth: opposed to aboral or anal.
    • n oral In crinoids, same as oral valve (which see, under oral).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Texas criminals are required to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
    • adj Oral ō′ral uttered by the mouth: spoken, not written
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. os, oris, the mouth, akin to Skr. ās,. Cf. Adore Orison Usher
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. os, oris, the mouth.


In literature:

The results may be presented either orally or in writing.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Orale," p. 21; Kennedy, p. 106; Keightley, p. 311; "Y Cymmrodor," vol.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
Try it first as an oral exercise, and later ask for written lines.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Jenkins had not answered orally, but his gestures overruled the protest.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
By oral transmission it had wide currency in New England.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
Was Geoffrey a translator, or an inventor, or a collector of oral traditions current in Wales or Brittany during his time?
"Mediæval Wales" by A. G. Little
If it is a story, they may reproduce it in their own words orally or in writing.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Herr Carovius had seen to it that there was no lack of insinuations, either written or oral.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
They are mainly of anonymous and popular origin, handed down orally by peasants.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
This dose is oral, so he'll be that way for about twelve hours.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
This was, likely, secretly taught by word of mouth as Qabbalah or Oral Tradition to the initiates, and was never put into writing.
"Scarabs" by Isaac Myer
The abbey charters told fatally against mere oral customs.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene
The question was, Shall the report be made orally or in writing?
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
On Tuesday there are oral examinations in the classrooms.
"American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 9, September, 1896" by Various
Without some actual intermediation, oral or literary, the hypothesis of universal human tendency can scarcely explain such a coincidence.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
Oral and written descriptions of the flowers studied afford suitable exercises in language and composition.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
History and the oral tradition of the mountains record many incidents of accidents which have been occasioned by the fall of avalanches.
"Harper's Young People, February 10, 1880" by Various
The use of an intra-oral frame obviates the necessity of wiring the fragments.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Here we teach the new method, the oral method.
"Cuore (Heart)" by Edmondo De Amicis

In poetry:

En hier--hier waai die wind, en raas
Die strate om my; karre dreun;
Die trein daarbuite fluit en rook:
Dis orals galm, en gons, en steun!
"In Amsterdam" by Christian Frederik Louis Leipoldt
The Citizen will take his share
(In every sense) as bull and bear;
Nor need this oral ditty
Invoke the philologic pen
To show you that a Citizen
Means Something in the City.
"Songs Of Education: IV. Citizenship" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Through long centuries repeated
Lived the legend told in Erse,
But a change comes swift or slowly
Fades the language, and defeated
Flies the faith, once counted holy,
Old-world ways, and oral verse.
"Preface To Diarmid's Story" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

UNO 2, Oral Roberts 0.
Giovanni Giattino scored two goals to help the UNO men's soccer team close its season with 2-0 win over Oral Roberts on Saturday.
Maintaining good oral health will lower the risk of dementia later in life, according to a new a study.
The Rise of Women in American Comedy: A Very Oral History.
Kohen, a contributing editor to Marie Claire, has assembled an engaging oral history of the evolution of women performing in comedy clubs and on television.
Digital oral scanner brings improved efficiency, scope to dental exams.
Byers uses oral storytelling as a method to preserve West Virginia folklore culture.
L'Oréal USA to Acquire Salon-focused Business Emiliani Enterprises.
A former senior accountant at Oral Roberts University alleges that more than $1 billion annually was inappropriately funneled through the school.
Revere's Galbraith orally commits to CSU.
Two policemen guard outside the US Supreme Court on the third day of oral arguements over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Minnesota Supreme Court Video Oral Argument.
The following oral arguments are provided in Windows Media format.
Richard Pape, an oral surgeon and amateur guitarist in Louisville, Ky.
Kevi Luper, the leading scorer in the history of the Oral Roberts University women's basketball program, joined Oklahoma's Aaryn Ellenberg and Whitney Hand on the Naismith Trophy early-season watch list.

In science:

In this article, I summarize both the oral and poster presentations made at the workshop.
Summary of ICGC04 Cosmology Workshop
A total of 207 papers were presented in these sessions; they were approximately divided equally between oral and poster presentations.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Tukey, in a personal oral communication, suggested, in connection with (iv), that hypotheses with individual p-values greater than α might be excluded from rejection.
Recent developments towards optimality in multiple hypothesis testing
This paper presents a summary of the contributions to this Session, including not only the oral and some poster presentations, but also key points from the e-discussion.
Astronomical Data Management
It is co-authored by the main contributors to the oral sessions and to the preceding e-discussion, and represents a consensus view.
Astronomical Data Management
Oral History Pro ject, California Institute of Technology Archives.
Enrico Fermi's view of identical particles
University of Trier-Germany) in which the amount of students in a Computer Science discipline barely reaches 15 individuals, we may expect more efficient and personalized interaction, such as oral tests.
Applying Test-Paradigms in a Generic Tutoring System Concept for Web-based Learning
About 30 of them were scheduled as oral presentations, that we summarize below.
Summary of session A4 at the GRG18 conference: Alternative Theories of Gravity
In total 28% of the oral presenters were female.
Understanding Lyman-alpha emitters
We note a correction from the oral presentation, which swapped Rout and Rside labels.
Recent HBT results in Au+Au and p+p collisions from PHENIX
In my oral presentation, I showed a number of slides that documented the development of the XRCF.
The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory: the Project Scientist's Perspective
An example of a set S satisfying the assumptions of Theorem 5.6 is the set of algebraic points, in the case where X is defined over a number field A proof of Theorem 5.6, was communicated orally to the author by A.
Around the Grothendieck Anabelian Section Conjecture
Problem 19: Laszlo Lovasz gave a simple proof of my (oral) conjecture that the number of perfect matchings of the n-cube has the same parity as n itself.
Twenty Open Problems in Enumeration of Matchings: Progress Report
The final oral presentation of the workshop was given by C.A.
Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetimes and Semiclassical Approaches: A Workshop Summary
In order to give a readable presentation, I classified the oral and poster papers presented in the workshop into six groups by their contents.
Summary report of the workshop D2: Conceptual Issues, Foundational Questions and Quantum Cosmology