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Noun
/ˌekspekˈtāSHən/,
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expectations, plural;
  1. A strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future
    • - reality had not lived up to expectations
    • - an expectation that the government will provide the resources
    • - he drilled his men in expectation of a Prussian advance
  2. A belief that someone will or should achieve something
    • - students had high expectations for their future
  3. One's prospects of inheritance


  1. belief about (or mental picture of) the future
  2. anticipation: anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
  3. the feeling that something is about to happen
  4. arithmetic mean: the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
  5. In the case of uncertainty, expectation is what is considered the most likely to happen. An expectation, which is a belief that is centred on the future, may or may not be realistic. A less advantageous result gives rise to the emotion of disappointment. ...
  6. In probability theory and statistics, the expected value (or expectation value, or mathematical expectation, or mean, or first moment) of a random variable is the integral of the random variable with respect to its probability measure.
  7. (Expectations (Keith Jarrett album)) Expectations is a 1971 recording by pianist, saxophonist and composer Keith Jarrett, released on Columbia Records. ...
  8. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen; That which is expected or looked for; 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; The value of any ...
  9. (Expectations (prognosis)) Some arthritis-related disorders can be completely cured with treatment. Others are chronic, or long-term and treatment aims at controlling the pain and minimizing joint damage. Chronic arthritis frequently goes in and out of remission.
  10. (Expectations) (n) Usage: “What are your expectations for your next position?” Definition: The test commonly used during the screening process to see whether the candidate is capable of reading a job description and changing tense from third- to first-person.
  11. (Expectations) (or Unbiased Forward Predictor) Theory: the postulate that the expected change in the spot rate of exchange is equal to the difference between the current spot rate and the current forward rate for the relevant period.
  12. (Expectations) Beliefs about what will happen in the future.  People's actions are influenced by their expectations. People respond just to what is happening now (such as a change in price), but to what anticipate will happen in the future.
  13. (Expectations) Customer perceptions about how an organization’s products and services will meet their specific needs and requirements.
  14. (Expectations) Refers to perceived entitlements, any deliverable or treatment staff considers essential to happily performing their jobs.
  15. (Expectations) Since actual performance rarely matches up to expectations, if you lower expectations, performance will also fall. It is therefore important to keep expectations high – read more, more quickly.
  16. (Expectations) are attachments to a particular response or outcome whether conscious or not. Expectations often reflect needs that one is too ashamed to ask for directly, either because the need is opposite to our self-image, or we cannot tolerate a no.
  17. (Expectations) example of playing cards, when irregular cards are placed in a deck, people don't notice them. Your mind balnks out what doesn't fit your expectations.
  18. (expectations) likelihood of coming into a large amount of money. Pip's 'great expectations' come secretly from the convict Magwitch.
  19. Realistic expectations are realizing and accepting the actual pet potential of any given parrot and knowing that the time and energy spent on a parrot will make the difference ... ...
  20. The expectations teachers hold for their students have a significant effect on how they perform in the classroom. An essential need is for students to believe they can succeed. ...
  21. (1) The amount you expect to gain on average if you make a certain play. For instance, suppose you put $10 into a $50 pot to draw at a hand that you will make 25% of the time, and it will win every time you make it. ...
  22. The profit or loss you would expect to make on average over a number of hands.
  23. The expectation in a wager is the value of the prize times the chance of getting it. If the value of a prize is $10 and you have a 1/10 chance (p = 0.1000) chance of winning it, your expectation is $1. ...
  24. The degree of probability of an occurrence based on probability, what would be expected to happen.
  25. the anticipation of what is to happen next (see curiosity and suspense), what a character is like or how he or she will develop, what the theme or meaning of the story will prove to be, and so on.