survivability meaning, survivability definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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survive

  

      vb  
1    tr   to live after the death of (another)  
he survived his wife by 12 years     
2    to continue in existence or use after (a passage of time, an adversity, etc.)  
3    Informal   to endure (something)  
I don't know how I survive such an awful job     
     (C15: from Old French sourvivre, from Latin supervivere, from super- + vivere to live)  
  survivable      adj  
   survivability             n  
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