oral


oral
aural, oral
Aural means ‘to do with the ear’ (from Latin auris ear) and oral means ‘to do with the mouth’ (from Latin os, oris mouth). An oral examination is one done by speaking rather than by writing; an aural examination is a medical examination of the ear. Both words are pronounced the same way, with the first syllable as in or, adding to the confusion. See also verbal.

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  • oral — oral …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • oral — oral, ale, aux [ ɔral, o ] adj. • 1610; du lat. os, oris « bouche » 1 ♦ (Opposé à écrit) Qui se fait, se transmet par la parole. Langue orale et langue écrite. Cours d expression orale. Confession, déposition orale. ⇒ verbal. Littérature,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • oral — 1 *vocal, articulate Antonyms: written 2 Oral, verbal are often confused in use. Oral (see also VOCAL 1) implies utterance and speech; it is distinctively applicable to whatever is delivered, communicated, transacted, or carried on directly from… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • oral — oral, ale (o ral, ra l ) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui a rapport à la bouche. Cavité orale.    Terme de scolastique. Manducation orale, l action matérielle de recevoir l hostie. 2°   Qui est articulé par la bouche, en parlant de lettres et de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Oral — O ral, a. [L. os, oris, the mouth, akin to Skr. [=a]s. Cf. {Adore}, {Orison}, {Usher}.] 1. Uttered by the mouth, or in words; spoken, not written; verbal; as, oral traditions; oral testimony; oral law. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oral — o‧ral [ˈɔːrəl] adjective spoken, rather than written: • The debtor may attend court to give oral evidence as to his financial situation. * * * oral UK US /ˈɔːrəl/ adjective ► oral agreements, evidence, etc. are in spoken, not written, form: »A… …   Financial and business terms

  • oral — adjetivo 1. Que se expresa con la palabra hablada y no por escrito: literatura oral, examen oral. fuentes orales. literatura* oral. tradición* oral. 2. De la boca o que tiene relación con la boca. por vía* oral. adjetivo,sustantivo femenino 1 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • oral — I adjective announced, articulated, audible, by word of mouth, communicated, enunciated, expressed, expressed in words, phonic, said, said aloud, sounded, spoken, spoken out loud, told, unwritten, uttered, verbal, vocal, vocalized, voiced… …   Law dictionary