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expectation

[ ek-spek-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of expectation

1530–40; <Latin expectātiōn- (stem of expectātiō) an awaiting, equivalent to expectāt(us) (past participle of expectāre to expect) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM expectation

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH expectation

expectancy, expectation
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How to use expectation in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for expectation

expectation
/ (ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃən) /

noun

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

Derived forms of expectation

expectative (ɪkˈspɛktətɪv), adjective
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