viva voce


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vi·va vo·ce

 (vī′və vō′sē, vē′və)
adv. & adj.
By word of mouth: a report submitted viva voce; a viva voce examination.

[Medieval Latin vīvā vōce, with the living voice : Latin vīvā, feminine ablative sing. of vīvus, living + Latin vōce, ablative of vōx, voice.]

viva voce

(ˈvaɪvə ˈvəʊtʃɪ)
adv, adj
by word of mouth
n, vb
(Education) the full form of viva2
[C16: from Medieval Latin, literally: with living voice]

vi•va vo•ce

(ˈvaɪ və ˈvoʊ si, ˈvi və)
adv.
1. by word of mouth; orally.
n.
2. (in British and European universities) an oral examination.
[1555–65; < Medieval Latin: with living voice]
vi`va-vo′ce, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viva voce - an examination conducted by spoken communication
exam, examination, test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
Adv.1.viva voce - orally; "I heard it viva voce"
Translations

viva voce

[ˈvaɪvəˈvəʊsɪ]
A. ADVde viva voz
B. ADJ [exam] → oral
C. N (Brit) → examen m oral

viva voce

adj, advmündlich
n (Brit) → mündliche Prüfung
References in classic literature ?
And in fact, reports of this kind, viva voce, made in the hearing of all parties, and liable to be contradicted or corrected on the spot, are more likely to convey accurate information to the public mind than those circulated through the press.
I had a similar description, viva voce, years ago," Arthur said when she had left us, "from a little girl.
In another viva voce vote, the Lower House approved on second reading House Bill 7185 proposing to recognize divorce obtained by a foreigner in his or her country.
The examiners were impressed with Sebastian's breadth of knowledge during the Viva Voce, commenting that his knowledge of repertoire stretched well beyond the confines of the exam programme.
The House of Representatives, through viva voce voting, approved this week on second reading House Bill 6285, declaring January 18 of every year a special non-working holiday for the kasambahay or domestic workers in due recognition and appreciation for their invaluable service to every family and home.
It leaves out a deliberative and democratic process in favor of time-bound, must-do actions requiring only viva voce of 'ayes' crowding out the 'nayes.
That means now the exam will comprise of 1100 marks including viva voce increasing from the previous 330 marks whereas the criteria for passing marks was the same i.
He demanded that to provide facility to the teachers and students, the span should be fixed at 10 days and each teacher should be assigned to take viva voce of 500 students in the scheduled time.
Voting by viva voce with 186 members present during Tuesday's session, majority of the lawmakers approved the adoption of House Concurrent Resolution no.
Defending Islamic modernist Qasim Amin during a viva voce of a Master's thesis at Cairo University, Gomaa denied the claim that Amin had called on Muslim women to remove the veil and disobey the commandments of Islam.
The students were then put through a multiple choice questionnaire and viva voce session to assess their factual knowledge, comprehension and application in clinical cases.
According to result released by FPSC, total 9643 candidates were appeared in written examination out of which 202 were passed in written examination while 199 candidates were finally qualified after viva voce.