[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.
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.
noun 1. .
noun 1. the Sunday before Whitsunday.
noun 1. the ten days between Ascension Day and Whitsunday.
[ik-spek-tuh-tiv] /ɪkˈspɛk tə tɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to expectation. 2. characterized by expectation.