- 1[uncountable] the state of continuing to live or exist, often despite difficulty or danger the struggle/battle/fight for survival His only chance of survival was a heart transplant. Exporting is necessary for our economic survival. Continued trade in these products is a threat to the survival of the species.
- 2[countable] survival (from something) something that has continued to exist from an earlier time synonym relic The ceremony is a survival from pre-Christian times. Idioms
nounjump to other results
the principle that only the people or things that are best adapted to their surroundings will continue to exist
the survival of the fittestjump to other results