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SURVIVAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does survival mean? 

SURVIVAL (noun)
  The noun SURVIVAL has 3 senses:

1. a state of surviving; remaining alive
2. a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
3. something that survives

  Familiarity information: SURVIVAL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SURVIVAL (noun)


Sense 1survival [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of surviving; remaining alive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

survival; endurance

Hypernyms ("survival" is a kind of...):

aliveness; animation; life; living (the condition of living or the state of being alive)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "survival"):

subsistence (a means of surviving)


Sense 2survival [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

natural selection; survival of the fittest; survival; selection

Hypernyms ("survival" is a kind of...):

action; activity; natural action; natural process (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings))


Sense 3survival [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that survives

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("survival" is a kind of...):

continuance; continuation (the act of continuing an activity without interruption)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "survival"):

custom; usage; usance (accepted or habitual practice)

hangover; holdover (something that has survived from the past)


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