expectation

[ek-spek-tey-shuh n] /ˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or the state of expecting:
"to wait in expectation."
2.
the act or state of looking forward or anticipating.
3.
an expectant mental attitude:
"a high pitch of expectation."
4.
something expected; a thing looked forward to.
5.
Often, expectations. a prospect of future good or profit:
"to have great expectations."
6.
the degree of probability that something will occur:
"There is little expectation that he will come."
7.
8.
the state of being expected:
"a large sum of money in expectation."
Origin
1530–40; < Latin expectātiōn- (stem of expectātiō) an awaiting, equivalent to expectāt(us) (past participle of expectāre to expect) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
expectational, adjective
expectationist, noun
overexpectation, noun
preexpectation, noun
superexpectation, noun
Can be confused
expectancy, expectation.
Synonyms
2. expectancy, anticipation; hope, trust.
British Dictionary definitions for preexpectation
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
 
adj

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Word Origin and History for preexpectation
expectation
1530s, from M.Fr. expectation or directly from L. expectationem (nom. expectatio) "anticipation," from expectare (see expect). Related: Expectations.
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