survival mechanism

Definition of survival mechanism

  1. :  a way of protecting oneself from being hurt by other people

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the act or fact of living or continuing longer than another person or thing

    :  the continuation of life or existence

    :  one that survives

  1. :  a piece of machinery (see machinery 1)

    :  a process, technique, or system for achieving a result

    :  mechanical operation or action :  working

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