Definition of survival
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 : one that survives
Examples of survival in a sentence
The refugees depend on foreign aid for their survival.
Small businesses are fighting for survival.
the survival of an old folktale
First Known Use of survival
SURVIVAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of survival for English Language Learners
: 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
SURVIVAL Defined for Kids
Definition of survival for Students
: the continuation of life <Our survival depended on finding water.>
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