What does expectation mean?

Definitions for expectationˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word expectation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expectation, outlook, prospect(noun)

    belief about (or mental picture of) the future

  2. anticipation, expectation(noun)

    anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

  3. expectation(noun)

    the feeling that something is about to happen

  4. arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected value(noun)

    the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values

Wiktionary

  1. expectation(Noun)

    The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen.

  2. expectation(Noun)

    That which is expected or looked for.

  3. expectation(Noun)

    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.

  4. expectation(Noun)

    The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event.

  5. expectation(Noun)

    The first moment; the long-run average value of a variable over many independent repetitions of an experiment.

  6. expectation(Noun)

    the arithmetic mean

  7. expectation(Noun)

    The leaving of a disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure.

  8. Origin: From expectationem, from expectare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expectation(noun)

    the act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen

  2. Expectation(noun)

    that which is expected or looked for

  3. Expectation(noun)

    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

  4. Expectation(noun)

    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

  5. Expectation(noun)

    the leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure

Freebase

  1. Expectation

    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. expectation

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expectation' in Nouns Frequency: #996

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expectation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expectation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. François Fénelon:

    All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.

  2. Winston Sual:

    We're not as optimistic as before, hopefully things will improve, but our expectation now is much lower than our expectation at the beginning of the year.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    People make up their minds in the last weeks of these primaries, my expectation is we'll have slow, steady progress. That's been the expectation all along.

  4. Andre Machado:

    The expectation is that by applying stimulation, it will augment or boost the effects of physical rehabilitation, we have no expectation that it will cure stroke.

  5. Scott Lawson:

    There is an expectation that GE, after years of not growing well, will now grow better than many of its peers, the question is: Will the expectation be fulfilled?

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