Expectation

  • 1 expectation — [ ɛkspɛktasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1488; lat. exspectatio 1 ♦ Vx Attente. ⇒ expectative. « Harcourt tenait tout le monde en expectation » (Saint Simon). 2 ♦ Méd. Abstention de tout traitement (à l exception des mesures habituelles d hygiène et de… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Expectation — Ex pec*ta tion . [L. expectio. exspectio: cf. F. expectation.] 1. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen. In expectation of a guest. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 expectation — UK US /ˌekspekˈteɪʃən/ noun [C, often plural] ► what you believe or hope will happen in the future: »Now the expectation is just 81 cents a share, according to a survey of a dozen analysts. expectation that sth »The banks help out the government… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 expectation — EXPECTATION. s. f. Attente. Il ne se dit que des grands evenements, des choses extraordinaires. Les peuples estoient dans une grande expectation, dans l expectation …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 expectation — I noun anticipation, assurance, awaiting, calculation, contemplation, expectance, expectancy, exspectatio, foreboding, forefeeling, foreknowledge, foresight, hope, intention, misgiving, opinio, preconception, presentiment, presumption, presurmise …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 expectation — 1530s, from M.Fr. expectation (14c.) or directly from L. expectationem/exspectationem (nom. expectatio/exspectatio) anticipation, an awaiting, noun of action from pp. stem of expectare/exspectare (see EXPECT (Cf. expect)). Related: Expectations …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 expectation — [n] belief, anticipation apprehension, assumption, assurance, calculation, chance, confidence, conjecture, design, expectancy, fear, forecast, hope, intention, likelihood, looking forward, motive, notion, outlook, possibility, prediction,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 expectation — Expectation, Expectatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 9 expectation — ► NOUN 1) belief that something will happen or be the case. 2) a thing that is expected to happen …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 expectation — [ek΄spek tā′shən] n. [L expectatio < pp. of expectare: see EXPECT] 1. a looking forward to; anticipation 2. a looking for as due, proper, or necessary 3. a thing looked forward to 4. [also pl.] a reason or warrant for looking forward to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 expectation — noun (usually expectations) ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great, high, lofty (esp. AmE) ▪ modest ▪ I have modest expectations about what my research can accomplish …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 Expectation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Expectation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 expectation expectation expectance expectancy Sgm: N 1 anticipation anticipation reckoning calculation Sgm: N 1 foresight foresight &c. 510 GRP: N 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 expectation — expectational, adj. expectationist, n. /ek spek tay sheuhn/, 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 …

    Universalium

  • 14 expectation — ex|pec|ta|tion W2S2 [ˌekspekˈteıʃən] n 1.) [U and C] what you think or hope will happen expectation that ▪ For some time he lived with the expectation that he was going to die. in (the) expectation of sth ▪ Anne left Germany in the expectation of …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 expectation */*/*/ — UK [ˌekspekˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms expectation : singular expectation plural expectations 1) [countable/uncountable] the belief that something will happen expectation of: The team set off without any expectation of success. in expectation …

    English dictionary

  • 16 Expectation — 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… …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 expectation — / ekspek teISFn/ noun (C, U) 1 the belief that something will happen because it is likely or planned: your expectation is that: My expectation is that interest rates will go up. | against/contrary to (all) expectations: Against all expectations,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 expectation — (èk spè kta sion) s. f. 1°   Attente de quelque événement. •   La grande expectation du public a été heureusement terminée, BOSSUET Lett. abb. 238. •   D Harcourt tenait tout le monde en expectation, et se présentait avec un poids et une autorité …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 19 expectation — Synonyms and related words: aftertime, afteryears, anticipation, apprehension, apprehensiveness, aptitude, aspiration, assumption, assurance, assured faith, awelessness, belief, by and by, calmness, chance, cheerful expectation, composure,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 expectation — ex|pec|ta|tion [ ,ekspek teıʃn ] noun count or uncount *** 1. ) the belief that something will happen: expectation of: The team set off without any expectation of success. in expectation of: His associate had given the information in expectation… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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