WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
sur•viv•al /sɚˈvaɪvəl/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act or fact of surviving:survival of the fittest.
  2. something that continues to live or exist, as from an earlier time:[countable]Some of our social manners and customs are survivals from an earlier era.
See -viv-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
sur•viv•al  (sər vīvəl),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act or fact of surviving, esp. under adverse or unusual circumstances.
  2. a person or thing that survives or endures, esp. an ancient custom, observance, belief, or the like.
  3. Anthropology(no longer in technical use) the persistence of a cultural trait, practice, or the like long after it has lost its original meaning or usefulness.

adj. 
  1. of, pertaining to, or for use in surviving, esp. under adverse or unusual circumstances:survival techniques.
  • survive + -al2 1590–1600


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

survival /səˈvaɪvəl/ n
  1. a person or thing that survives, such as a custom
  2. the act or fact of surviving or condition of having survived
  3. (as modifier): survival kit



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