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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 of oralism
1880-1885
1880-85; oral + -ism
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  • The controversy about oralism and manualism prevailed.

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