orality

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

Origin of orality

First recorded in 1660–70; oral + -ity
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orality

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

[ôr-ălĭ-tē]
n.
  1. The psychic organization derived from and characteristic of the oral stage of psychosexual development.
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