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survival

noun uk   /səˈvaɪ.vəl/ us    /sɚ-/
B2 [U] the fact of a person, organization, etc. continuing to live or exist: The doctors told my wife I had a 50/50 chance of survival. His main concern is to ensure his own political survival. England are fighting for survival (= trying not to be defeated) in the match.Life and living [C] something that has continued to exist from a previous time: Most of these traditions are survivals from earlier times.Things remaining

survival

adjective uk   /səˈvaɪ.vəl/ us    /sɚ-/
continuing to exist or wanting to continue to exist: We all have a strong survival instinct. The survival rate for people who have this form of cancer is now more than 90 percent.Life and living
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