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survival

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noun, often attributive sur·viv·al \sər-ˈvī-vəl\

Simple Definition of survival

  • : the state or fact of continuing to live or exist especially in spite of difficult conditions

  • : something from an earlier period that still exists or is done

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of survival

  1. 1a :  the act or fact of living or continuing longer than another person or thingb :  the continuation of life or existence <problems of survival in arctic conditions>

  2. 2 :  one that survives

Examples of survival in a sentence

  1. The refugees depend on foreign aid for their survival.

  2. Small businesses are fighting for survival.

  3. the survival of an old folktale



1598

First Known Use of survival

1598

Rhymes with survival



SURVIVAL Defined for Kids

survival

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noun sur·viv·al \sər-ˈvī-vəl\

Definition of survival for Students

  1. :  the continuation of life <Our survival depended on finding water.>





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