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English definition of “survivor”

survivor

noun [C]     /səˈvaɪvər/
a person or organization that continues to exist , especially after suffering difficulties : Only the most careful small businesses will remain as survivors of the city's economic crisis .
INSURANCE, LAW a person who continues to live after someone else has died : The life insurance benefits will be paid out to the survivor by check .
(Definition of survivor noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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