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ˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃənex·pec·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expectation, outlook, prospectnoun

    belief about (or mental picture of) the future

  2. anticipation, expectationnoun

    anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

  3. expectationnoun

    the feeling that something is about to happen

  4. arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected valuenoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. expectationnoun

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

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  2. expectationnoun

    That which is expected or looked for.

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  3. expectationnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  4. expectationnoun

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

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  5. expectationnoun

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

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  6. expectationnoun

    the arithmetic mean

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  7. expectationnoun

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

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expectationnoun

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

  2. Expectationnoun

    that which is expected or looked for

  3. Expectationnoun

    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. Expectationnoun

    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. Expectationnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. expectation

    The act of to expect.

    There is a real expectation that unity government is easily achieved and it is what the country needs and knows is necessary and vital for every person.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of expectation in a Sentence

  1. Anand Mahindra:

    In a time of unprecedented economic stress, the government’s responsibility was to spend enough to revive the economy or else face enormous human suffering, so I had one expectation from this budget: that we should be very liberal in terms of the targeted fiscal deficit. Box ticked.

  2. Steve Warren:

    As of now, none have completed training, we are certainly below our expectation on throughput.

  3. Ryan Severino:

    If both the economy and the labor market stay the course, which is our general expectation, they should create an environment that pushes vacancy down toward 15.7 percent in 2016, while rent growth continues to accelerate toward 3.5 percent on an annual basis.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Be grateful to God for the little things. Because, when you are grateful for the little things. God will be moved to give you big or more things to appreciate (Matthew 25:23). Thus, dare to appreciate whatever you have presently. Because, it will multiply even beyond your expectation and imagination. -Emeasoba George

  5. Saeed Leylaz:

    It seems the number of candidates who belong to the reformist and independent groups will be the majority in parliament and I am hopeful that the new parliament will be perfect for us, in the Assembly of Experts our initial expectation was 15 to 20 percent but it seems it will be beyond that.

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