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sur·viv·al

 (sər-vī′vəl)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of surviving.
b. The fact of having survived.
2. Something, such as an ancient custom or belief, that has survived.

survival

(səˈvaɪvəl)
n
1. a person or thing that survives, such as a custom
2.
a. the act or fact of surviving or condition of having survived
b. (as modifier): survival kit.

sur•viv•al

(sərˈvaɪ vəl)

n.
1. the act or fact of surviving.
2. a person or thing that survives or endures, esp. an ancient custom, observance, belief, etc.
adj.
3. of or for use in surviving, esp. under adverse or unusual circumstances: survival techniques.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.survival - a state of survivingsurvival - a state of surviving; remaining alive
aliveness, animation, living, life - the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
subsistence - a means of surviving; "farming is a hard means of subsistence"
2.survival - a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
3.survival - something that survives
custom, usage, usance - accepted or habitual practice
continuance, continuation - the act of continuing an activity without interruption
holdover, hangover - something that has survived from the past; "a holdover from the sixties"; "hangovers from the 19th century"

survival

noun staying alive, existence, being alive, viability, life span, holding on to life An animal's sense of smell is crucial to its survival.
Translations
البَقاء حَيّا، نَجاةبَقَاء
přežití
overlevelse
eloonjäänti
opstanak
túlélés
òaî aî komast af
生存
생존
na prežitieprežitie
preživetje
överlevnad
การอยู่รอด
sự sinh tồn

survival

[səˈvaɪvəl]
A. N
1. (= act) → supervivencia f
the survival of the fittestla ley del más fuerte
2. (= relic) → vestigio m, reliquia f
this practice is a survival from Victorian timesesta costumbre es un vestigio or una reliquia de la época victoriana
B. CPD survival bag Nsaco m de supervivencia
survival course Ncurso m de supervivencia
survival kit Nequipo m de emergencia
survival rate Ntasa f de supervivencia
survival skills NPLtécnicas fpl de supervivencia

survival

[sərˈvaɪvəl]
n
(= continued existence) [person, species, plant] → survie f; [institution, company] → survie f; [custom, belief] → survie f
Our chances of survival were small → Nos chances de survie étaient minces.
survival of the fittest → la loi du plus fort
(= relic) → vestige m
modif [instinct, mechanism, chances, rate, skills, strategy] → de surviesurvival course ncours m de surviesurvival kit ntrousse f de surviesurvival mechanism nmécanisme m de survie

survival

n
Überleben nt; (of customs, usages)Weiterleben nt; the survival of the fittestdas Überleben der Stärkeren; his survival as prime minister seems unlikelyes ist unwahrscheinlich, dass er sich als Premierminister halten kann; survival bagExpeditionsschlafsack m
(= relic)Überbleibsel nt(of, from aus)

survival

[səˈvaɪvl] n (act) → sopravvivenza; (relic) → retaggio
the survival of the fittest (Bio) → la selezione naturale
in the business world it's a case of the survival of the fittest → nel mondo degli affari vige la legge della giungla

survive

(səˈvaiv) verb
1. to remain alive in spite of (a disaster etc). Few birds managed to survive the bad winter; He didn't survive long after the accident.
2. to live longer than. He died in 1940 but his wife survived him by another twenty years; He is survived by his wife and two sons.
surˈvival noun
the state of surviving. the problem of survival in sub-zero temperatures; (also adjective) survival equipment.
surˈviving adjective
remaining alive. She has no surviving relatives.
surˈvivor noun
a person who survives a disaster etc. There were no survivors of the air crash.

survival

بَقَاء přežití overlevelse Überleben επιβίωση supervivencia eloonjäänti survie opstanak sopravvivenza 生存 생존 overleving overlevelse przetrwanie sobrevivência выживание överlevnad การอยู่รอด yaşam kavgası sự sinh tồn 幸存

sur·viv·al

n. supervivencia.

survival

n supervivencia
References in classic literature ?
There's your law of precedents; there's your utility of traditions; there's the story of your obstinate survival of old beliefs never bottomed on the earth, and now not even hovering in the air
Like a lion in a menagerie, it is a survival of the extinct chaos entrapped and exhibited amid the smug parks and well-rolled downs of England.
The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives.
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
She had not gone far before she commenced to realize how slight were her chances for survival without means of defense or a weapon to bring down meat.
Even in our own time certain tendencies and desires, once necessary to survival, are a constant source of failure.
Only one other part of the body had a strong case for survival, and that was the hand, "teacher and agent of the brain.
It is to be noted also that Individualism does not come to man with any sickly cant about duty, which merely means doing what other people want because they want it; or any hideous cant about self- sacrifice, which is merely a survival of savage mutilation.
As a general thing I was irritated by this survival of medieval manners, though as I liked the old I suppose I ought to have liked it; but I was so determined to be genial that I took my false card out of my pocket and held it up to her, smiling as if it were a magic token.
The condition belongs to the geologic age--the great birth and growth of the world, when natural forces ran riot, when the struggle for existence was so savage that no vitality which was not founded in a gigantic form could have even a possibility of survival.
I have already explained to our young friend here," said Challenger (he has a way of alluding to me as if I were a school child ten years old), "that it is quite impossible that there should be an easy way up anywhere, for the simple reason that if there were the summit would not be isolated, and those conditions would not obtain which have effected so singular an interference with the general laws of survival.
The banded ones were all dressed in white gowns--a gay survival from Old Style days, when cheerfulness and May-time were synonyms--days before the habit of taking long views had reduced emotions to a monotonous average.
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