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Definition 1: an examination conducted by spoken communication - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for oral in the sense of this definition

(oral is a kind of ...) a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

"when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"

Definition 2: of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where oral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the oral cavity
  • the oral mucous membrane
  • the oral surface of a starfish
  • a buccal gland

Synonyms for oral in the sense of this definition

(oral belongs to category ...) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

Definition 3: 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 - [adjective denoting all]

(oral belongs to category ...) a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud

"his physician recommended psychoanalysis"

Definition 4: of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where oral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • oral hygiene
  • an oral thermometer
  • an oral vaccine

Definition 5: using speech rather than writing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where oral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an oral tradition
  • an oral agreement

Synonyms for oral in the sense of this definition

(oral is similar to ...) uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination

"a spoken message" "the spoken language" "a soft-spoken person" "sharp-spoken"

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