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sərˈvaɪ vəlsur·vival

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. survival, endurance(noun)

    a state of surviving; remaining alive

  2. survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selection(noun)

    a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment

  3. survival(noun)

    something that survives

Wiktionary

  1. survival(Noun)

    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.

  2. survival(Noun)

    (as a modifier) Of, relating to or aiding survival.

    His survival kit had all the things he needed in the wilderness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Survival(noun)

    a living or continuing longer than, or beyond the existence of, another person, thing, or event; an outliving

    Etymology: [From Survive.]

  2. Survival(noun)

    any habit, usage, or belief, remaining from ancient times, the origin of which is often unknown, or imperfectly known

    Etymology: [From Survive.]

Freebase

  1. Survival

    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

  1. Survival

    Continuance of life or existence especially under adverse conditions; includes methods and philosophy of survival.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'survival' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3122

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'survival' in Nouns Frequency: #1336

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of survival in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of survival in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of survival in a Sentence

  1. Alan Fenwick:

    In those fishing villages, people have to have contact with the lake for their survival and for their living and some of these lakes have the highest transmissions in the world.

  2. Robert Harcourt:

    One centimeter to the left, if you get bitten on the leg, and you can die in seconds or minutes at least, you know, one centimeter to the right, you get a terrible scar and a lot of pain but if you don't go into shock you've got a good chance of survival.

  3. Tom Rhodes:

    A very foreboding sign, the journalist was killed just three days after President Salva Kiir threatened to target journalists before departing for peace talks in Addis Ababa, it is still too early to tell whether there is a link but this tragedy will certainly cast a pall over independent reporting in the country as South Sudanese journalists are increasingly forced to self-censor as a means of survival.

  4. Fritjof Capra:

    In the end the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity.

  5. Abhishek Shukla:

    The richest people in the world build networks and invest in people; everyone else looks for work and invests in survival.

Images & Illustrations of survival

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