Meaning of “oral” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “oral” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oral" in American English

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oraladjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɔr·əl, ˈoʊr-/

oral adjective [ not gradable ] (SPOKEN)

spoken; not written:

an oral agreement/exam

oral adjective [ not gradable ] (MOUTH)

of, taken by, or done to the mouth:

oral surgery

(Definition of “oral” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"oral" in Business English

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uk /ˈɔːrəl/ us

oral agreements, evidence, etc. are in spoken, not written, form:

A select committee will be taking oral evidence as part of its inquiry.

Can the contract be changed orally and still be considered legal?

(Definition of “oral” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)