oral


oral
orality, n.orally, adv.
/awr"euhl, ohr"-/, adj.
1. uttered by the mouth; spoken: oral testimony.
2. of, using, or transmitted by speech: oral methods of language teaching; oral traditions.
3. of, pertaining to, or involving the mouth: the oral cavity.
4. done, taken, or administered through the mouth: an oral dose of medicine.
5. Phonet. articulated with none of the voice issuing through the nose, as the normal English vowels and the consonants b and v.
6. Psychoanal.
a. of or pertaining to the earliest phase of infantile psychosexual development, lasting from birth to one year of age or longer, during which pleasure is obtained from eating, sucking, and biting.
b. of or pertaining to the sublimation of feelings experienced during the oral stage of childhood: oral anxiety.
c. of or pertaining to gratification by stimulation of the lips or membranes of the mouth, as in sucking, eating, or talking
7. Zool. pertaining to that surface of polyps and marine animals that contains the mouth and tentacles.
n.
8. an oral examination in a school, college, or university, given esp. to a candidate for an advanced degree.
[1615-25; < L or- (s. of os) mouth (c. Skt asya) + -AL1]
Usage. 1. See verbal.

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(as used in expressions)
oral cavity
Roberts Oral

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Russian  Uralsk , also spelled  Ural'sk 

      city, western Kazakhstan, along the Ural (Zhayyq) River. Founded in 1613 or 1622 by Cossacks fleeing a tsarist punitive campaign, it was known as Yaitsky Gorodok until 1775, when its name was changed following the Pugachov Rebellion. The town was a centre of both the Stenka Razin (1667) and Yemelyan Pugachov (1773) uprisings and was the headquarters of the Ural Cossacks. It had a lively trade with European Russia in fish from the Ural River and livestock products from the Kazakh steppes. Its commercial importance began to decline in the early 20th century when the new railway to Turkistan bypassed it. Oral's industries today include leather and footwear, meatpacking, flour milling, some engineering, and a licorice works. The city has teacher-training and agricultural institutes, the oldest theatre in Kazakhstan, and a museum with historic Cossack mementos.

      The economy of the surrounding area is almost entirely agricultural, with stock breeding (sheep, goats, cattle, horses, and camels) predominating. Wheat, barley, and other grains are grown, and there are also extensive hay lands. Pop. (1997 est.) 214,700.

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