AskDefine | Define survival

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1 a state of surviving; remaining alive [syn: endurance]
2 a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment [syn: survival of the fittest, natural selection, selection]
3 something that survives

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  1. 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. (as a modifier) Of, relating to or aiding survival.
    His survival kit had all the things he needed in the wilderness.


continued existence or life

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