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survival

Pronunciation: /sərˈvaɪvəl; səˈvaɪvəl/

Translation of survival in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (continued existence) sobrevivencia (feminine), supervivencia (feminine) the survival of the fittest la ley del más fuerte (before noun/delante del nombre) [equipment/kit/pack] de sobrevivencia or supervivencia survival course curso (masculine) de sobrevivencia or supervivencia survival rate índice (masculine) de sobrevivencia or supervivencia
    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.
    1.2 countable/numerable (custom, belief) survival (from sth) vestigio (masculine) or reliquia (feminine)(de algo) a survival from the Middle Ages un vestigio or una reliquia de la época medieval
    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.

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