Noun(1) an examination conducted by spoken communication
Adjective(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
(1) But, over the next month, they are expected to deliver written or oral responses to the issues paper, before the inquiry receives final submissions in early August.(2) Scientists know that alcohol increases the risk of several cancers, including those of the oral cavity, oesophagus, and liver.(3) The data do not suggest that use of oral contraceptives can interrupt an established pregnancy.(4) There has been little input from the clinicians who prescribe oral contraceptives or from the women who use them.(5) Any woman who had ever been pregnant, had a positive pregnancy test, or used estrogen replacement therapy or oral contraceptives was excluded from the study.(6) These young women were compared with 27 members of the cohort who had never used oral contraceptives by age 21.(7) African radio stations have been important patrons of music and, in some countries, of poetry and oral literature.(8) As an oral tradition, Druidry does not anchor itself with scientific or historical facts; instead it breathes, shaping itself through stories ancient and modern.(9) Computational media can have the same fundamental impact on our individual lives and our societies as reading and writing had to move us from oral to literal societies.(10) The songs and poetry represent oral literature passed on to performers by their teachers.(11) Signs of dehydration include increased thirst, fatigue, dry oral mucosa, and decreased urinary output.(12) Folktales also played a major role in oral literature and their subject matter ranged from love to heroism to supernatural acts.(13) The women in the study were 18 to 44 years of age, were ovulating normally, and were not taking oral contraceptives.(14) Like the slaves, immersed from birth in an oral tradition, she sings the recipe to retain the words.(15) The Asmat have a great deal of oral literature, but no written tradition.(16) Folk literature from the oral tradition to the printed word encompasses four major types: legends, myths, fables, and fairy tales.