Expectancy



[ik-spek-tuh n-see] /ɪkˈspɛk tən si/

noun, plural expectancies.
1.
the quality or state of ; ; anticipatory belief or desire.
2.
the state of being .
3.
an object of ; something .
/ɪkˈspɛktənsɪ/
noun
1.
something expected, esp on the basis of a norm or average: his life expectancy was 30 years
2.
anticipation; expectation
3.
the prospect of a future interest or possession, esp in property: an estate in expectancy
n.

1590s, from Latin expectantia (see expectant) + -ancy.

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