sur·viv·al || sər'vaɪvl /sə'- n. act of surviving; continuation of life or existence (beyond that of another person, thing or event)

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  • Survivals — Sur|vi|vals [sə vaivlz] die (Plur.) <aus gleichbed. engl. survivals (Plur.) zu survive »überleben«, dies über (mittel)fr. survivre aus lat. supervivere> [unverstandene] Reste untergegangener Kulturformen in heutigen [Volks u.… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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  • folk art — folk art, adj. folk artist. artistic works, as paintings, sculpture, basketry, and utensils, produced typically in cultural isolation by untrained often anonymous artists or by artisans of varying degrees of skill and marked by such attributes as …   Universalium

  • Edward Burnett Tylor — Infobox Scientist name = Edward Burnett Tylor box width = image size =250px caption = Edward Burnett Tylor birth date = October 2 1832 birth place = Camberwell, London death date = January 2 1917 death place = residence = citizenship =… …   Wikipedia

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