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survival value

noun
1.
the utility of a behavioral trait or of a physical feature of an organism in aiding the survival and reproduction of the organism.
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  • Its survival is a matter of absolute certainty, because of its survival-value.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • He may have been a throw-back to ancestors who had known bravery, which had no survival-value here.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • If mankind lost this capacity, all its other characters of survival-value, such as intelligence, would obviously avail it nought.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • The survival-value of individuation is greater than the survival-value of rapid multiplication.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • She welcomes the parasitic tapeworm, all hooks and mouth or stomach, because these give it survival-value; and so on.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • It does not matter that the good thing, in virtue of survival-value then superior, has been evolved.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • A chief fact of progress has been, in a word, the supersession of the quantitative by the qualitative criterion of survival-value.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby

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