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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, ​despitenearlydying: He was the sole (= only) survivor of the ​planecrash. She's a ​cancer survivor/a survivor ofcancer. a ​person who is ​able to ​continuelivingtheirlifesuccessfullydespiteexperiencing difficulties: He's one of life's survivors. a survivor ofchildabuse 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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(Definition of survivor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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survivornoun [C]

 us   /sərˈvɑɪ·vər/
a ​person who ​continues to ​live, esp. after a ​dangerousevent: 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 ​closerelativedies: 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 ​smallbusinesses will remain as survivors of the city's ​economiccrisis.
INSURANCE, LAW a ​person who continues to ​live after someone else has died: The ​lifeinsurancebenefits 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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