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Definitions for expectation
ˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃənex·pec·ta·tion

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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.

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  2. expectation(Noun)

    That which is expected or looked for.

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  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.

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  4. expectation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  5. expectation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  6. expectation(Noun)

    the arithmetic mean

    Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.

  7. expectation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

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  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say expectation in sign language?

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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. Emeasoba George:

    Hope is synonymous with expectation. In the sense that, whatever you earnestly expect is what you will experience. So what has been your hope all these while? Whatever/however, you've got to hope for riches never poverty, hope for success never failure, hope for greatness never commonness, hope for salvation never damnation.

  2. Diana, Princess of Wales:

    Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

  3. Evan Lucas:

    Though we a down there was an expectation we could be down quite substantially today.. .on the back of U.S. markets getting an absolute tailing on Friday night, Nasdaq absolutely plummeted.

  4. Joaquin Phoenix:

    There's an expectation that you're out promoting the film, and that's understandable.

  5. Ric Spooner:

    My expectation for a price increase is fairly limited, one way or another we are likely to see some production cuts. If we did see prices go up then OPEC would increase production and/or U.S. producers would increase theirs as well.

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