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Meaning of SURVIVAL

Pronunciation:  sur'vIvul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
  2. [n]  a state of surviving; remaining alive

SURVIVAL is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: endurance, natural selection, selection, survival of the fittest
 See Also: action, activity, aliveness, animation, life, living, natural action, natural process, subsistence



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sur*viv"al\, n. [From {Survive}.]
1. A living or continuing longer than, or beyond the
   existence of, another person, thing, or event; an

2. (Arh[ae]ol. & Ethnol.) Any habit, usage, or belief,
   remaining from ancient times, the origin of which is often
   unknown, or imperfectly known.

         The close bearing of the doctrine of survival on the
         study of manners and customs.         --Tylor.

{Survival of the fittest}. (Biol.) See {Natural selection},
   under {Natural}.