from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or state of expecting; expectation: Tense with expectancy, I waited for my name to be called.
  • n. The state of being expected.
  • n. Something expected.
  • n. An expected amount calculated on the basis of actuarial data: a life expectancy of 70 years.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. expectation or anticipation; the state of expecting something
  • n. the state of being expected
  • n. something expected or awaited

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an expectation
  • n. something expected (as on the basis of a norm)


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