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Noun: survival  su(r)'vI-vul
  1. A state of surviving; remaining alive
    - endurance
     
  2. A natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
    - survival of the fittest, natural selection, selection
     
  3. Something that survives

Derived forms: survivals

Type of: action, activity, aliveness, animation, continuance, continuation, life, living, natural action, natural process

Encyclopedia: Survival, A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature