sur*viv*al \ sər-ˈvī-vəl \
  • the act or fact of living or continuing longer than another person or thing
  • the continuation of life or existence
  • one that survives

survival of the fittest

noun phrase
survival of the fittest \
  • the natural process by which organisms best adjusted to their environment are most successful in surviving and reproducing : natural selection —often used figuratively to describe a situation, attitude, etc., of fierce or ruthless competition

survival instinct

survival instinct \
  • ability to know what to do to stay alive

survival mechanism

survival mechanism \
  • a way of protecting oneself from being hurt by other people

chance of survival

noun phrase
chance of survival \
  • likelihood that someone will continue to live in spite of present-day difficult conditions (such as being ill or injured)
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