expectative

expectative

[ik-spek-tuh-tiv]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to expectation.
2.
characterized by expectation.

Origin:
1480–90; < Medieval Latin expectātīvus. See expectation, -ive

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expectation (ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or state of expecting or the state of being expected
2.  (usually plural) something looked forward to, whether feared or hoped for: we have great expectations for his future; their worst expectations
3.  an attitude of expectancy or hope; anticipation: to regard something with expectation
4.  statistics
 a.  the numerical probability that an event will occur
 b.  another term for expected value
 
expectative
 
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