survivability

survivable

[ser-vahy-vuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
able to be survived: Would an atomic war be survivable?
2.
capable of withstanding attack or countermeasures: a bomber survivable against fighter planes.

Origin:
1950–55; survive + -able

survivability, noun
nonsurvivable, adjective
unsurvivable, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To survivability
Collins
World English Dictionary
survive (səˈvaɪv)
 
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 supervīvere, from super- + vīvere to live]
 
sur'vivable
 
adj
 
surviva'bility
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature