Definitions for expectationˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•pec•ta•tionˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃən(n.)
the act or the state of expecting; anticipation.
Often, expectations. a prospect of future benefit or fortune:
to have great expectations.
the degree of probability that something will occur:
There is little expectation that she will come.
Ref: mathematical expectation.
the state of being expected.
Origin of expectation:
1530–40; < L
expectation, outlook, prospect(noun)
belief about (or mental picture of) the future
anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
the feeling that something is about to happen
arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected value(noun)
the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
expectation(noun)ˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃən
a strong wish or desire for sth to happen
We have high expectations of our children.
expectationˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃən
to manage to do what sb hopes
Nothing ever lives up to her expectations.
The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen.
That which is expected or looked for.
The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to occur; prospect of anything good to come, especially of property or rank.
The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event.
The first moment; the long-run average value of a variable over many independent repetitions of an experiment.
the arithmetic mean
The leaving of a disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure.
Origin: From expectationem, from expectare.
the act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen
that which is expected or looked for
the prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come, esp. of property or rank
the value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. Expectations are computed for or against the occurrence of the event
the leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure
In the case of uncertainty, expectation is what is considered the most likely to happen. An expectation, which is a belief that is centered on the future, may or may not be realistic. A less advantageous result gives rise to the emotion of disappointment. If something happens that is not at all expected it is a surprise. An expectation about the behavior or performance of another person, expressed to that person, may have the nature of a strong request, or an order.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. An optimistic feeling about an event that will never occur. 2. The secret of the persecution of the Jews, Christians and Mohammedans by one another. 3. The Goddess of Love. Synonyms: Tomorrow, next week, next year, next century, pretty soon--any imaginary space of time after the present moment.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'expectation' in Nouns Frequency: #996
Translations for expectation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of expecting
In expectation of a wage increase, he bought a washing-machine.
- تَوَقُّع، تَرَقُّبArabic
- expectativaPortuguese (BR)
- die ErwartungGerman
- forventning; forhåbningDanish
- σε κατάσταση προσδοκίαςGreek
- توقع؛ امیدواریFarsi
- צִיפִּייָה ל-Hebrew
- očekivanje, iščekivanjeCroatian
- tikėjimasis, laukimasLithuanian
- gaidīšana; gaidasLatvian
- توقع؛ امیدواریPersian
- تمه، تو قع، هيله، اميدPashto
- väntan, förväntanSwedish
- 期待Chinese (Trad.)
- توقع کی حالتUrdu
- sự mong chờVietnamese
- 期待Chinese (Simp.)
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