Definition of survivorship in English:



mass noun
  • 1The state or condition of being a survivor; survival.

    as modifier ‘a survivorship clause’
    • ‘She is particularly interested in cancer survivorship and health disparity issues.’
    • ‘We appreciate your support in spreading the word about cancer survivorship and research by giving the wristbands away.’
    • ‘Dr Mike Sullivan talks to us about late effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and also about things that were all under the theme of survivorship after cancer.’
    • ‘The book is written by her and her husband, and is an interesting work of cancer survivorship.’
    1. 1.1Zoology The proportion of a population surviving to a given age.
      • ‘Mite fitness was primarily composed of adult fecundity and juvenile survivorship.’
      • ‘Murray argued that adult survivorship should be high in tropical birds precisely because fecundity rates are low.’
      • ‘Patterns of adult body size are likely the evolutionary consequence of variation in juvenile survivorship among populations.’
      • ‘In many animals, however, the main cost of helping is probably reduced survivorship.’
      • ‘Egg size affects the larval survivorship of beetles on seeds of Texas ebony.’