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English definition of “survival”

survival

noun     /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
(Definition of survival noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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