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Definitions for expectation
ˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃənex·pec·ta·tion
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expectation, outlook, prospectnoun
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 valuenoun
the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
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.
Etymology: From expectationem, from expectare.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: exspectatio, Latin.
Should have borne men, and expectation fainted,
Longing for what it had not. William Shakespeare, Anth. and Cleopatra.
That are within the note of expectation,
Already are i’ th’ court. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Live in a constant and serious expectation of that day, when we must appear before the Judge of heaven and earth. John Rogers.
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. Ps. lxii. 5.
Now clear I understand,
What oft my steadiest thoughts have search’d in vain,
Why our great expectation should be call’d
The seed of woman. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xii.
How fit it will be for you, born so great a prince, and of so rare not only expectation but proof, to divert your thoughts from the way of goodness. Philip Sidney.
You first came home
From travel with such hopes as made you look’d on,
By all men’s eyes, a youth of expectation;
Pleas’d with your growing virtue, I receiv’d you. Thomas Otway.
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.
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
Rank popularity for the word 'expectation' in Nouns Frequency: #996
The numerical value of expectation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of expectation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of expectation in a Sentence
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
Without risk, there is no expectation for reward.”
In these times when the enemy is standing against you we ask that you forget internal strife and rivalries and stand up against the nonbeliever army, the Muslims of the world look to you with great expectation, and in this difficult time, we, your mujahidin brothers, are with you and will provide you with fighters and help.
When you serve the humanity and contribute to the society without expectation, you are happy.
We often encounter situations where it's not clear about a particular election. We work to uncover facts, we work to do discovery, to learn whether in fact the outcome -- the decision that was made -- reflected the will of the people, we want every one of those votes to be counted in the same way that we have every expectation that every vote here in The United States will be counted too. It is totally appropriate. The United States has an election system that is laid out deeply in our Constitution and we're going to make sure that we get that right.
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Translations for expectation
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- вероятност, чакане, очакване, надеждаBulgarian
- expectación, expectativaSpanish
- odotus, odotusarvoFinnish
- fiughair, dùilScottish Gaelic
- attese, attesa, aspettativaItalian
- 予想, 期待, 希望, 心待ち, 予期Japanese
- afwachting, verwachtingDutch
- forventning, forventingNorwegian Nynorsk
- expectativa, esperaPortuguese
- așteptat, așteptare, anticipare, anticipație, expectativăRomanian
- ожида́ние, ча́яние, наде́ждаRussian
- förväntan, förväntningSwedish
- tarajio, kusudioSwahili
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