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a state of surviving; remaining alive
survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selectionnoun
a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
something that survives
The fact or act of surviving; continued existence or life.
His survival in the open ocean was a miracle; he had fully expected to die.
(as a modifier) Of, relating to or aiding survival.
His survival kit had all the things he needed in the wilderness.
Survival, or the act of surviving, is the propensity of something to continue existing, particularly when this is done despite conditions that might kill or destroy it. The concept can be applied to humans and other living things (or, hypothetically, any sentient being), to physical object, and to abstract things such as beliefs or ideas. Living things generally have a self-preservation instinct to survive, while objects intended for use in harsh conditions are designed for survivability.
a living or continuing longer than, or beyond the existence of, another person, thing, or event; an outliving
any habit, usage, or belief, remaining from ancient times, the origin of which is often unknown, or imperfectly known
Etymology: [From Survive.]
Survival is the fourth and final serial of the 26th season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in three parts, weekly, from 22 November to 6 December 1989. It was the final story of the original 26-year run of the series to be transmitted on BBC One, marking the final regular television appearance of Anthony Ainley as the Master and of Sophie Aldred as Ace. It is also the last to entirely feature Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Continuance of life or existence especially under adverse conditions; includes methods and philosophy of survival.
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Rank popularity for the word 'survival' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3122
Rank popularity for the word 'survival' in Nouns Frequency: #1336
The numerical value of survival in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of survival in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of survival in a Sentence
The regimes priority remains its own survival and financing its proxies and partners over its people. Even during this time of economic turmoil, according to the U.S. State Department, Irans supreme leader just last month increased funding for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps 33 percent higher than President Rouhanis original request and more than doubled the funding of the Basij. So, the risk of diversion of funds looms large.
What weight do Justice Clarence Thomas assign to the effects of climate change, which some people believe is matter of civilizational survival, and the costs and the effect on jobs ? i really don't see what the concrete limitations are in any of what you said if you take the arguments about climate change seriously, and this is a matter of survival.
Extensive measures to protect these animals include aerial surveillance, daily ranger patrols, and the integration of the most advanced technology to enable live-time tracking, with fewer than 5,500 black rhinos remaining in the wild, translocations to well-protected areas are essential for their long-term survival.
We know we may have let you down. We'll fix it fast. We know the survival of our sport depends on it. We'll transform this game very quickly.
Despite uncertainties about how this bear got into this starvingcondition, we can be absolutely certainif we allow the world to continue to warm, there will be ever greater numbers of such events as survival rates decline over more and more of the polar bear range, andwe can be certainthat, without halting greenhouse gas rise, the world’s polar bears gradually will disappear.
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- eloonjääminen, selviytyminenFinnish
- サバイバル, 生存Japanese
- hayatta kalmaTurkish
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