expectation: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ek"spek-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or the state of expecting: to wait in expectation.
  2. the act or state of looking forward or anticipating.
  3. an expectant mental attitude: a high pitch of expectation.
  4. something expected; a thing looked forward to.
  5. Often,a prospect of future good or profit: to have great expectations.
  6. the degree of probability that something will occur: There is little expectation that he will come.
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  8. the state of being expected: a large sum of money in expectation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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