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Meaning & Definition of Survival in English

English

Survival

/sərvaɪvəl/

noun

1. A state of surviving

  • Remaining alive
    synonym:
  • survival
  • ,
  • endurance

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

    synonym:
  • survival
  • ,
  • survival of the fittest
  • ,
  • natural selection
  • ,
  • selection

3. Something that survives

    synonym:
  • survival

Examples of using

Adaptation is the key to survival.
During the time period known as Paleolithic, man had to struggle for his survival.
The fittest survive. What is meant by the fittest? Not the strongest; not the cleverest— Weakness and stupidity everywhere survive. There is no way of determining fitness except in that a thing does survive. "Fitness," then, is only another name for "survival." Darwinism: That survivors survive.