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orality

[aw-ral-i-tee, oh-ral-] /ɔˈræl ɪ ti, oʊˈræl-/
noun, Psychoanalysis
1.
the condition or quality of being oral; collectively, the personality traits characteristic of the oral phase of psychosexual development.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; oral + -ity
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  • Western cultures are thoroughly dominated by literate thinking, but retain some pieces of their orality.
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orality

/ɔːˈrælɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the quality of being oral
2.
a tendency to favour the spoken rather than the written form of language
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orality in Medicine

orality o·ral·i·ty (ôr-āl'ĭ-tē)
n.
The psychic organization derived from and characteristic of the oral stage of psychosexual development.

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