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oralism

[awr-uh-liz-uh m, ohr-] /ˈɔr əˌlɪz əm, ˈoʊr-/
noun
1.
the theory, practice, or advocacy of education for the deaf chiefly or exclusively through lipreading, training in speech production, and training of residual hearing.
Compare manualism.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; oral + -ism
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  • The controversy about oralism and manualism prevailed.

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