[ek-spek-tey-shuh n] /ˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃən/

the act or the state of :
to wait in expectation.
the act or state of looking forward or anticipating.
an mental attitude:
a high pitch of expectation.
something ; a thing looked forward to.
Often, expectations. a prospect of future good or profit:
to have great expectations.
the degree of probability that something will occur:
There is little expectation that he will come.
Statistics. .
the state of being :
a large sum of money in expectation.
the act or state of expecting or the state of being expected
(usually pl) something looked forward to, whether feared or hoped for: we have great expectations for his future, their worst expectations
an attitude of expectancy or hope; anticipation: to regard something with expectation


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.


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