Definition of Survival

1. Noun. A state of surviving; remaining alive.

Exact synonyms: Endurance
Generic synonyms: Aliveness, Animation, Life, Living
Specialized synonyms: Subsistence
Derivative terms: Endure, Survive, Survive, Survive



2. Noun. A natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment.

3. Noun. Something that survives.
Specialized synonyms: Custom, Usage, Usance, Hangover, Holdover
Generic synonyms: Continuance, Continuation

Definition of Survival

1. n. A living or continuing longer than, or beyond the existence of, another person, thing, or event; an outliving.

Definition of Survival

1. Noun. The fact or act of surviving; continued existence or life. ¹

2. Noun. (''as a modifier'') Of, relating to or aiding survival. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Survival

1. a living or continuing longer than another person or thing [n -S]

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Literary usage of Survival

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1. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"IN examining the survival of opinions in the midst of conditions of society becoming gradually estranged from them, and tending at last to suppress them ..."

2. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1871)
"survival IN CULTURE (continued). Occult Sciences—Magical powers attributed ... IN examining the survival of opinions in the midst of conditions of society ..."

3. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1874)
"Astrology— Intellectual conditions accounting for the persistence of Magic—survival passes into Revival—Witchcraft, originating in savage culture, ..."

4. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1889)
"Astrology— Intellectual conditions accounting for the persistence of Magic—survival passes into Revival—Witchcraft, originating in savage culture, ..."

5. Social Process by Charles Horton Cooley (1918)
"CHAPTER XIX SOCIAL CONTROL OF THE survival OF TYPES* ACTION OF THE SOCIAL ORDER ON survival ... The whole process of survival is, from one point of view, ..."

6. Social Process by Charles Horton Cooley (1918)
"CHAPTER XIX SOCIAL CONTROL OF THE survival OF TYPES* ACTION OK THE SOCIAL ORDER ON ... The whole process of survival is, from one point of view, ..."

7. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"IN examining the survival of opinions in the midst of conditions of society becoming gradually estranged from them, and tending at last to suppress them ..."

8. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1871)
"survival IN CULTURE (continued). Occult Sciences—Magical powers attributed ... IN examining the survival of opinions in the midst of conditions of society ..."

9. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1874)
"Astrology— Intellectual conditions accounting for the persistence of Magic—survival passes into Revival—Witchcraft, originating in savage culture, ..."

10. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1889)
"Astrology— Intellectual conditions accounting for the persistence of Magic—survival passes into Revival—Witchcraft, originating in savage culture, ..."

11. Social Process by Charles Horton Cooley (1918)
"CHAPTER XIX SOCIAL CONTROL OF THE survival OF TYPES* ACTION OF THE SOCIAL ORDER ON survival ... The whole process of survival is, from one point of view, ..."

12. Social Process by Charles Horton Cooley (1918)
"CHAPTER XIX SOCIAL CONTROL OF THE survival OF TYPES* ACTION OK THE SOCIAL ORDER ON ... The whole process of survival is, from one point of view, ..."

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