Origin of expectation
Synonyms for expectation
Related Words for expectationprospect, confidence, trust, outlook, possibility, prediction, intention, chance, assumption, promise, fear, forecast, likelihood, notion, hope, view, expectancy, presumption, conjecture, probability
Examples from the Web for expectation
Contemporary Examples of expectation
The loss of this “expectation” game began his decline and ultimate withdrawal from the race.The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
December 31, 2014
Their expectation was that her petition to have her passport returned might be honored.Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth
October 30, 2014
Now, there are no cliffhangers, just an expectation from the audience that the blood will flow.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep
October 3, 2014
That expectation depends on galaxies merging from smaller chunks, and depleting some of their available star-making fuel.Some of the First Galaxies Were Big Babies
Matthew R. Francis
September 14, 2014
We've turned on the dime in terms of our expectation for them.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Sept 14
September 14, 2014
Historical Examples of expectation
She paused, with a look of expectation, as if she waited for my consenting answer.
And now, my dear, let me ask you, Have I come up to your expectation?
Mr. Bright, contrary to all expectation, became President of the Board of Trade.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Every eye, in short, is upon you with the expectation of an example.
She lived by habit, by the punctual fulfillment of her expectation.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
- the numerical probability that an event will occur
- another term for expected value
1530s, from Middle French expectation (14c.) or directly from Latin expectationem/exspectationem (nominative expectatio/exspectatio) "anticipation, an awaiting," noun of action from past participle stem of expectare/exspectare (see expect). Related: Expectations.