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Meaning of “survival” in the English Dictionary

"survival" in British English

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survivalnoun

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 ​mainconcern is to ​ensure his own ​political survival. England are ​fighting for survival (= ​trying not to be ​defeated) in this ​game. [C] something that has ​continued to ​exist from a ​previoustime: Most of these ​traditions are survivals from ​earliertimes.

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survivaladjective

uk   /səˈvaɪ.vəl/  us   /sɚ-/
(Definition of survival from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"survival" in American English

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survivalnoun [U]

 us   /sərˈvɑɪ·vəl/
the ​state of ​continuing to ​live or to ​exist, esp. after a ​dangerousevent: Doctors told my ​wife I had a 50/50 ​chance of survival.
(Definition of survival from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"survival" in Business English

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survivalnoun [U]

uk   us   /səˈvaɪvəl/
the ​state of continuing to exist, and not to ​fail or be destroyed: His ​mainconcern is to ensure his own ​political survival. The survival of the ​company in such difficult ​economictimes is very uncertain.
survival of the fittest the ​idea that only the ​strongest can ​succeed: Unfettered ​competition has ​led to survival of the ​fittest, with a few large ​companiesreaping huge ​profits while ​smallcompanies have been ​driven out of ​business.
(Definition of survival from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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