survival

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

Definition of survival

1 a :the act or fact of living or continuing longer than another person or thing
b :the continuation of life or existence
  • problems of survival in arctic conditions
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

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First Known Use of survival

1598



SURVIVAL Defined for Kids

survival

noun sur·viv·al \ sər-ˈvī-vəl \

Definition of survival for Students

:the continuation of life
  • Our survival depended on finding water.


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