Definition of survival
- problems of survival in arctic conditions
The refugees depend on foreign aid for their survival.
Small businesses are fighting for survival.
the survival of an old folktale
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: 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
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