Definition of Expectation

1. Noun. Belief about (or mental picture of) the future.

Exact synonyms: Outlook, Prospect
Generic synonyms: Belief
Specialized synonyms: Hope, Promise, Foretaste, Possibility, Anticipation, Expectancy, Apprehension, Misgiving
Derivative terms: Expect, Expect, Expect



2. Noun. Anticipating with confidence of fulfillment.
Exact synonyms: Anticipation
Generic synonyms: Hopefulness
Derivative terms: Expect, Expect

3. Noun. The feeling that something is about to happen.
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Specialized synonyms: Anticipation, Expectancy
Derivative terms: Expect, Expect

4. Noun. The sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values.
Exact synonyms: Arithmetic Mean, Expected Value, First Moment
Category relationships: Statistics
Generic synonyms: Mean, Mean Value

Definition of Expectation

1. n. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen.

Definition of Expectation

1. Noun. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen. ¹

2. Noun. That which is expected or looked for. ¹

3. Noun. The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to occur; prospect of anything good to come, especially of property or rank. ¹

4. Noun. The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. ¹

5. Noun. (statistics) The first moment; the long-run average value of a variable over many independent repetitions of an experiment. ¹

6. Noun. (context: colloquial statistics) the arithmetic mean ¹

7. Noun. (medicine) (rare) The leaving of a disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expectation

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Medical Definition of Expectation

1. 1. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen. "In expectation of a guest." "My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from him." (Ps. Lxii. 5) 2. That which is expected or looked for. "Why our great expectation should be called The seed of woman." (Milton) 3. The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come, especially. Of c or rank. "His magnificent expiations made him, in the opinion of the world, the best much in Europe." (Prescott) "By all men's eyes a youth of expectations." (Otway) 4. The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. Expectations are computed for or against the occurrence of the event. 5. The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure. Expectation of life, the mean or average duration of the life individuals after any specified age. Synonym: Anticipation, confidence, trust. Origin: L. Expectio. Exspectio: cf. F. Expectation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expectation

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expatriatisms
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expectance
expectances
expectancies
expectancy
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expectants
expectation (current term)
expectation neurosis
expectation of life
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expected value
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expecters

Literary usage of Expectation

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1. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"Hume's sense of consistency was satisfied when expectation determined by ... expectation is an ' impression of reflection,' and if the rela- tion of cause ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"The expectation here is that all the offspring, both c? and 2, will be barred. Experimental Result.—There were 9 ma- tings of this kind made. ..."

3. The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (1855)
"Thus, at the age of 50 years, the expectation of life is 21.17 years. fi Thus, if a widow has a right of dower in an estate worth $3000, her age heing 40 ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"It is duty done without expectation of reward that is rewarded (cf. ... characterized the expectation of an eternal reward as a subsidiary motive beside the ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"Wundt finds in expectation three constituents: strains, memory images, ... It is, however, difficult to understand how expectation can be a state in which ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"... that the amount of damages stated in the declaration was colorable and had been laid beyond the amount of a reasonable expectation of recovery, ..."

7. Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1905)
"THE value of the growing stock can, as in the case of the soil, be determined as the expectation, cost, or sale value. The valuation may refer to— (1. ..."

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