Definition of survivorship curve in English:

survivorship curve

noun

Zoology
  • A survival curve.

    • ‘The shape of a survivorship curve gives an indication of when environmental forces act on a population.’
    • ‘Natural clusters and rich collections of isolated elements allowed calculations of size frequency distributions and construction of survivorship curves.’
    • ‘The cumulative survivorship curve was well described by a nonlinear bivariate fit.’
    • ‘Recruitment and survivorship curves were calculated for each of the three years of the study, using data from saplings recorded in the 1998 field census.’
    • ‘For clarity, Figure 1 shows average longevities instead of overlaid survivorship curves.’