[ser-vahy-vuh-buh l]


able to be survived: Would an atomic war be survivable?
capable of withstanding attack or countermeasures: a bomber survivable against fighter planes.

Origin of survivable

First recorded in 1950–55; survive + -able
Related formssur·viv·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sur·viv·a·ble, adjectiveun·sur·viv·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of survivability

  • The small number of web surfers currently limits both their outreach and their survivability.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

Word Origin and History for survivability



"capable of being survived," 1961, from survive + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper