adjective Date: 1955 resulting in or permitting survival • survivability noun

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  • survivable — capable of being survived, 1961, from SURVIVE (Cf. survive) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • survivable — [sər vīv′ə bəl] adj. capable of surviving or being survived survivability n …   English World dictionary

  • survivable — survivability, n. /seuhr vuy veuh beuhl/, adj. 1. able to be survived: Would an atomic war be survivable? 2. capable of withstanding attack or countermeasures: a bomber survivable against fighter planes. [1950 55; SURVIVE + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • survivable — /səˈvaɪvəbəl/ (say suh vuyvuhbuhl) adjective 1. able to be survived: a survivable plane crash. 2. able to survive even after sustained use: a survivable system. –survivability /səvaɪvəˈbɪləti/ (say suhvuyvuh biluhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • survivable — adjective Able to be survived. The conditions they are living in are survivable …   Wiktionary

  • survivable — survive ► VERB 1) continue to live or exist. 2) continue to live or exist in spite of (an accident or ordeal). 3) remain alive after the death of. DERIVATIVES survivable adjective. ORIGIN Old French sourvivre, from Latin super in addition +… …   English terms dictionary

  • survivable — sə(r)ˈvīvəbəl adjective 1. : capable of surviving 2. : resulting in or permitting survival survivable accidents …   Useful english dictionary

  • survivable — adj. able to survive; capable of being survived, can be endured without resulting in death …   English contemporary dictionary

  • survivable — sur·viv·able …   English syllables

  • survivable — sur•viv•a•ble [[t]sərˈvaɪ və bəl[/t]] adj. 1) able to be survived 2) capable of surviving or withstanding attack • Etymology: 1950–55 sur•viv a•bil′i•ty, n …   From formal English to slang

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