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Noun
A strong belief that something will happen or be the case
“We sold our shares with the expectation that the company's earnings would decline.”
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The possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
“There is little expectation that our issues will be addressed in a timely manner.”
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The act of expecting or anticipating
“He was standing alone, tense with expectation, for the train that was due any minute.”
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(archaic, usually in plural form "expectations") One's prospects of inheritance
“Little did Pip know that he was about to become a boy of great expectations.”
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A belief that someone should behave in a particular way
“Frankly, your expectation of my performance is far from realistic given my limitations.”
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(colloquial statistics) The arithmetic mean
“To calculate the expectation, add up all the values and divide the sum by the number of values.”
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The act of postulating or something postulated
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The action of expecting something
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An intention for which something is hoped to be accomplished
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The quality of being sanguine
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Complete trust or confidence in someone or something
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A feeling that something, often of undesirable nature, is going to happen
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A forecast of the future course of a disease or disorder, based on medical knowledge
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The future destined for a person or thing
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A requirement for something
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