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English definition of “survival”

survival

noun [U]
 
 
/səˈvaɪvəl/
B2 the fact of continuing to live or exist, especially after a difficult or dangerous situation: Flood victims had to fight for survival.Life and livingThings remaining
(Definition of survival from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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