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“survival of the fittest” in British English

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survival of the fittestnoun [ U ]

uk /səˌvaɪ.vəl əv ðə ˈfɪt.ɪst/ us /sɚˌvaɪ.vəl əv ðə ˈfɪt.ɪst/

the principle that animals and plants suited to the conditions they live in are more likely to stay alive and produce other animals and plants than those that are not suited

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

“survival of the fittest” in American English

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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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