Definition of 'survival'
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The consortium bidding for the collapsed retail chain sees food as crucial to its survival. The Sun (2016)It is complete survival conditions out there. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The club has been through so much and you can feel what survival means. The Sun (2014)His research is arguably crucial to the survival of modern civilisation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My means of survival was my work. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The chances of survival for a chick being raised by the bird and its partner are said to be slim. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Profit is a condition of survival. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)There were moments when the company 's survival was in question. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Survival is one thing, habit is another. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)And the animal 's survival depends on both. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The company 's very survival is a matter of some wonder. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Likewise, courage is not the same thing as survival. Christianity Today (2000)It said she would have had the best chance of survival if given antibiotics at 3am. The Sun (2016)It seems the England manager is crucial to the survival of our green and pleasant land. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Experts said most women caught their cancer early, increasing their survival chances. The Sun (2012)Here in the parched mountains, victims fight for survival in conditions worse than biblical. The Sun (2012)As such it may be very effective, may indeed be crucial to survival. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)To them, that bond is both a lifeline and a means of survival. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Concern has always been expressed about both of them - especially their safety and their chances of survival. Alternative Health Care for Children (1989)I shut myself off and just tried to carry on with my little survival thing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is this ability to adapt that has been key to its survival: the company is the oldest brand in its field. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some are grown in the hope of finding ways to engineer disease resistance and heighten chances of survival in adverse conditions such as a drought or cold. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Frankly, it's key to the survival of the company. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'survival'
British English: survival /səˈvaɪvl/ NOUN
Survival is the fact of continuing to live or exist in spite of great danger or difficulty.
An animal's sense of smell is necessary to its survival.
- American English: survival
- Arabic: بَقَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: sobrevivência
- Chinese: 幸存
- Croatian: opstanak
- Czech: přežití
- Danish: overlevelse
- Dutch: overleving
- European Spanish: supervivencia
- Finnish: eloonjäänti
- French: survie
- German: Überleben
- Greek: επιβίωση
- Italian: sopravvivenza
- Japanese: 生存
- Korean: 생존
- Norwegian: overlevelse
- Polish: przetrwanie
- European Portuguese: sobrevivência
- Romanian: supraviețuire
- Russian: выживание
- Spanish: supervivencia
- Swedish: överlevnad
- Thai: การอยู่รอด
- Turkish: yaşam kavgası
- Ukrainian: виживання
- Vietnamese: sự sinh tồn
Definition of survival from the Collins English Dictionary
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