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oraladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɔr·əl, ˈoʊr-/
spoken; not written: an oral ​agreement/​exam
of, taken by, or done to the ​mouth: oral ​medication oral ​surgery
(Definition of oral from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"oral" in British English

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oraladjective

uk   /ˈɔː.rəl/  us   /ˈɔːr.əl/
  • oral adjective (SPOKEN)

B2 spoken and not written: an oral ​agreement/​exam

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oralnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɔː.rəl/  us   /ˈɔːr.əl/
an ​exam, often a ​type of ​languageexam, in which you give ​spoken and not written ​answers: When do you have ​yourSpanish oral (= ​exam in ​spokenSpanish)?
(Definition of oral from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oral" in Business English

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oraladjective

uk   us   /ˈɔːrəl/
oral ​agreements, ​evidence, etc. are in spoken, not written, ​form: A ​selectcommittee will be taking oral ​evidence as ​part of its ​inquiry. an oral ​agreement/​communication
orally
adverb
Can the ​contract be ​changed orally and still be considered ​legal?
(Definition of oral from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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