expectance

expectancy

[ik-spek-tuhn-see]
noun, plural expectancies.
1.
the quality or state of expecting; expectation; anticipatory belief or desire.
2.
the state of being expected.
3.
an object of expectation; something expected.
Also, expectance.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin ex(s)pectantia. See expectant, -ancy

expectancy, expectation.
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expectancy or expectance (ɪkˈspɛktənsɪ)
 
n
1.  something expected, esp on the basis of a norm or average: his life expectancy was 30 years
2.  anticipation; expectation
3.  the prospect of a future interest or possession, esp in property: an estate in expectancy
 
expectance or expectance
 
n

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expectancy
c.1600, from L. expectantem (see expectant) + -ancy.
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