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survival

sur·viv·al

survival

 
pronunciation:
sr vaI vl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of surviving, or the fact of having survived.
With little water, their survival in the desert was not likely.The survival of all the passengers on the doomed flight was extraordinary.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to things that are needed to survive, esp. in a difficult environment or in circumstances of crisis.
survival tools
similar words:
living
Word Parts
The word survival contains the following parts:
super-, supra-, sur-2 Latin prefix that means above, over
synonyms:
hyper-
antonyms:
sub-, hyp-, hypo-
 
-al1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or result of
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The suffix -al1 attaches to verbs, primarily verbs from Latin or from Latin via French, to form nouns. The base verb always has primary stress on its final syllable.