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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  mouth;  surrounding  or  lining  the 
  mouth;  as  oral  cilia  or  cirri. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  using  speech  rather  than  writing;  "an  oral  tradition";  "an 
  oral  agreement  [syn:  {unwritten}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  or  affecting  or  for  use  in  the  mouth; 
  "oral  hygiene";  "an  oral  thermometer";  "an  oral  vaccine" 
  3:  (anatomy)  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"  [ant:  {aboral}] 
  4:  (psychoanalysis)  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  [ant:  {anal}] 
  n  :  an  examination  conducted  by  word  of  mouth  [syn:  {oral  exam}, 
  {oral  examination},  {viva  voce}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Oral,  SD 
  Zip  code(s):  57766 

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