Definition of "survival" []

  • The act or process of surviving. (noun)
  • The fact of having survived. (noun)
  • Something, such as an ancient custom or belief, that has survived. (noun)
  • A person or thing that survives, such as a custom (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The act or fact of surviving or condition of having survived (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "survival" in a sentence
  • "It should be clear by now that in the Canadian case, as well as in the debate between Orthodox and Reform Judaism, the term survival refers not to the actual survival of the community or its members but to the survival of the traditional way of life."
  • "The use of the term survival in the context of the debate over group rights is common, yet alarming."
  • "Obviously, defenders of group rights who use the term survival to denote cultural continuity tend to give priority to this end over and above individual rights."