- 1The state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances: the animal’s chances of survival were pretty low • figurative he was fighting for his political survivalMore example sentences
- He had nothing to live for, but somehow the human instinct for survival overcame all the odds.
- What this drug hopes to offer is a better life during treatment and a higher chance of survival overall.
- This discrepancy at birth is evened out later on, as the girl child has better instincts of survival.
- 1.1An object or practice that has continued to exist from an earlier time: his shorts were a survival from his army daysMore example sentences
- The Reformation settlement that established particular versions of Christianity as official religions in Britain has largely worn out, except for a few anachronistic survivals.
- One method through which this was achieved was by re-positioning the religious ritual forms as archaic survivals of a Hindu past.
- It would be imprudent to write them off as doomed archaic survivals.
- Biology The continued existence of organisms that are best adapted to their environment, with the extinction of others, as a concept in the Darwinian theory of evolution. Compare with natural selection.More example sentences
- In this film, both human and animal experiences highlight the Darwinian concept of survival of the fittest.
- It's an artificial-intelligence concept based on the idea of Darwinian survival of the fittest.
- Since the very beginning of life, Darwin's theory of evolution, or survival of the fittest, has applied itself.
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