Meaning of “survival of the fittest” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “survival of the fittest” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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survival of the fittest

the belief that only the people with a strong desire to succeed and the ability to change as conditions change will achieve success:

Survival of the fittest will determine which farms make it.

(Definition of “survival of the fittest” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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