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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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