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That to which any person or thing is destined
Rules or criteria, typically strict, expected from someone or an organization
A fixed or restrictive rule or convention
Thoughts that occupy one's mind
Plural for a strong belief that something will happen or be the case
“We sold our shares with the expectation that the company's earnings would decline.”
Plural for the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
“There is little expectation that our issues will be addressed in a timely manner.”
Plural for the act of expecting or anticipating
“He was standing alone, tense with expectation, for the train that was due any minute.”
(archaic, usually in plural form "expectations") Plural for one's prospects of inheritance
“Little did Pip know that he was about to become a boy of great expectations.”
Plural for a belief that someone should behave in a particular way
“Frankly, your expectation of my performance is far from realistic given my limitations.”
Plural for one's motive or intent (for doing something)
“I think that is the normal procedure, and it is done on the expectation that the initial recommendation will be approved.”
Plural for an assurance that something will happen or be the case
“The Constitution gave us the expectation that we had a say.”
(colloquial statistics) Plural for the arithmetic mean
“To calculate the expectation, add up all the values and divide the sum by the number of values.”
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