orality

[aw-ral-i-tee, oh-ral-]
noun Psychoanalysis.
the condition or quality of being oral; collectively, the personality traits characteristic of the oral phase of psychosexual development.

Origin:
1660–70; oral + -ity

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orality (ɔːˈrælɪtɪ)
 
n
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 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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Example sentences
Western cultures are thoroughly dominated by literate thinking, but retain some pieces of their orality.
There is research suggesting that secondary orality and literacy don't mix.
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