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 for Survival of the fittest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Survival \Sur*viv"al\, n. [From Survive.]
     1. A living or continuing longer than, or beyond the
        existence of, another person, thing, or event; an
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     2. (Arhaeol. & Ethnol.) Any habit, usage, or belief,
        remaining from ancient times, the origin of which is often
        unknown, or imperfectly known.
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              The close bearing of the doctrine of survival on the
              study of manners and customs.         --Tylor.
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     Survival of the fittest. (Biol.) See Natural selection,
        under Natural.
        [1913 Webster] Survivance

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  survival of the fittest
      n 1: a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms
           best adapted to the environment [syn: survival, survival
           of the fittest, natural selection, selection]

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