Survival etymology


English word survival comes from English survive, English -al

Etymology of survival

Detailed word origin of survival

Dictionary entry Language Definition
survive English (en) (intransitive) Of a person, to continue to live; to remain alive.. (intransitive) Of an object or concept, to continue to exist.. (transitive) To live longer than; to outlive.. (transitive) To live past a life-threatening event.. (transitive, sports) Of a team, to avoid relegation or demotion to a lower division or league.
-al English (en) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
survival English (en) (as a modifier) Of, relating to or aiding survival.. (sports) The avoidance of relegation or demotion to a lower league or division.. The fact or act of surviving; continued existence or life.

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