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"survivor" in British English

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survivornoun [C]

uk   /səˈvaɪ.vər/  us   /sɚˈvaɪ.vɚ/
B2 a person who continues to live, despite nearly dying: He was the sole (= only) survivor of the plane crash. She's a cancer survivor/a survivor of cancer.
a person who is able to continue living their life successfully despite experiencing difficulties: He's one of life's survivors. a survivor of child abuse
US A person's survivors are the members of his or her family who continue to live after he or she has died.

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"survivor" in American English

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survivornoun [C]

 us   /sərˈvɑɪ·vər/
a person who continues to live, esp. after a dangerous event: a Holocaust survivor He was the sole survivor of the crash. Business is bad, but she’s a survivor, she’ll deal with it.
A survivor is also a person who continues to live after a close relative dies: Her survivors include two children and five grandchildren.
(Definition of survivor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"survivor" in Business English

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survivornoun [C]

uk   us   /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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