Definition of Expectancy

1. Noun. An expectation.

Exact synonyms: Anticipation
Generic synonyms: Expectation
Specialized synonyms: Suspense, Fever, Hope
Derivative terms: Expectant



2. Noun. Something expected (as on the basis of a norm). "An indicator of expectancy in development"
Exact synonyms: Anticipation
Generic synonyms: Expectation, Outlook, Prospect
Specialized synonyms: Life Expectancy
Derivative terms: Expect

Definition of Expectancy

1. Noun. expectation or anticipation; the state of expecting something ¹

2. Noun. the state of being expected ¹

3. Noun. something expected or awaited ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expectancy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expectancy

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Literary usage of Expectancy

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1. Health Status of Minorities & Low Income Groups by DIANE Publishing Company, Dept. of Health and Human Services, United States (1991)
"According to Abramson, "The value of life expectancy statistics is that they ... Table shows life expectancy at birth by race (White and Black) and sex in ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"expectancy. An expectancy is a chance or hope unfounded in any limitation, provision, trust, or legal act whatever, such as the hope which an heir apparent ..."

3. The Impact of HIV-AIDS on World Population by Peter O. Way (1994)
"Years of Potential life Lost Will Be Greatest in Countries Where Non-AIDS Life expectancy Is Higher Because AIDS deaths are concentrated in the childhood ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"App. —, 146 SW 1040, holding that evidence of the life expectancy of the deceased is compétent although the plaintiffs, who are minor children, ..."

5. Handbook of the Law of Insurance by William Reynolds Vance (1904)
"136) MERE expectancy OF BENEFIT. plain that during the life of the wife the ... MERE expectancy OF BENEFIT. 136. By the weight of authority the person ..."

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