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survival value

noun
  1. the utility of a behavioral trait or of a physical feature of an organism in aiding the survival and reproduction of the organism.
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Historical Examples of survival value

  • Its survival is a matter of absolute certainty, because of its survival-value.

    Parenthood and Race Culture

    Caleb Williams Saleeby

  • He may have been a throw-back to ancestors who had known bravery, which had no survival-value here.

    The Forgotten Planet

    Murray Leinster

  • The survival-value of individuation is greater than the survival-value of rapid multiplication.

    Parenthood and Race Culture

    Caleb Williams Saleeby

  • If mankind lost this capacity, all its other characters of survival-value, such as intelligence, would obviously avail it nought.

    Parenthood and Race Culture

    Caleb Williams Saleeby

  • She welcomes the parasitic tapeworm, all hooks and mouth or stomach, because these give it survival-value; and so on.

    Parenthood and Race Culture

    Caleb Williams Saleeby