One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The state or condition of being a survivor; survival.as modifier ‘a survivorship clause’
- ‘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.’
- ‘We appreciate your support in spreading the word about cancer survivorship and research by giving the wristbands away.’
- ‘She is particularly interested in cancer survivorship and health disparity issues.’
- ‘The book is written by her and her husband, and is an interesting work of cancer survivorship.’
- 1.1Zoology The proportion of a population surviving to a given age.
- ‘Murray argued that adult survivorship should be high in tropical birds precisely because fecundity rates are low.’
- ‘In many animals, however, the main cost of helping is probably reduced survivorship.’
- ‘Patterns of adult body size are likely the evolutionary consequence of variation in juvenile survivorship among populations.’
- ‘Egg size affects the larval survivorship of beetles on seeds of Texas ebony.’
- ‘Mite fitness was primarily composed of adult fecundity and juvenile survivorship.’
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