Meaning of “self-preservation” in the English Dictionary

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"self-preservation" in British English

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(Definition of “self-preservation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-preservation" in American English

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self-preservationnoun [ U ]

us /ˈselfˌprez·ərˈveɪ·ʃən/

the ability of animals or people to protect themselves from danger or destruction:

an instinct for self-preservation

(Definition of “self-preservation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)