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Definitions of expectation

  1. wishing with confidence of fulfillment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. belief about (or mental picture of) the future Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the feeling that something is about to happen Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which is expected or looked for. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come, esp. of property or rank. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. Expectations are computed for or against the occurrence of the event. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act of looking forward to; anticipation; prospect of future advancement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The act of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen; as, "The same weakness of mind which indulges absurd expectations, produces petulance in disappointment."-Irving; the state of being expected or looked for; the state of being awaited; "Our preparation stands in expectation."-Shak.: that which is expected; the object of expectation; the expected Messiah; prospect of future good, as of possessions, wealth, and the like-usually in the plural; "My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from him."-Ps. ixii. 5; "His magnificent expectations made him ... the best match in Europe."-Prescott: a state or qualities in a person which excite expectations in others of some future excellence; promise; "By all men's eyes a youth of expectation."-Otway: in med. the method of leaving a disease to the efforts of nature; or of waiting for farther development before treating it actively: the value of any prospect of prize or property depending upon the happening of some uncertain event, a sum of money in expectation upon a certain event having a determinate value before that event happens; if the chances of receiving or not receiving a hundred pounds when an event arrives are equal, then before the arrival of the event the expectation is worth half the money. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. The act of looking confidently for something future; expectancy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Something expected; a hopeful prospect, as of wealth; often plural. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of expecting; the state of being expected; prospect of good to come; the object of expectation; promise; the treatment of disease without active remedies by anticipating and averting consequences physiologically. Expectation of life, the mean or average duration of human life after a specified age. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The act of looking forward to; the state of expecting; the prospect of good to come; mean duration of life; value of a contingency. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Same etymon. The word expectation has been applied, in medicine, to that method, which consists in observing the progress of diseases, and removing deranging influenees, without prescribing active medicines, unless such shall be imperiously required. It consists, in fact, in leaving the disease almost wholly to the efforts of nature, and has been termed the art of curing diseases by expectation or waiting. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  17. Awaiting; anticipation, as beyond, contrary to, e.; ground for expecting (of); (pl.) prospects of inheritance; thing expected; e. of LIFE; probability of a thing\'s happening. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. The expectant method of creating disease. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. n. Act or state of expecting;—state of being expected; — that which is expected; — object of expectation; the Messiah; —ground of expecting; reason for anticipating future benefits or excellence;—value of any prize or property depending upon the happening of some uncertain event; — the leaving of a disease to the efforts of nature to effect a cure. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. The act of expecting; the state of expecting either with hope or fear; prospect of any thing good to come; a state in which something, excellent is expected from us. Complete Dictionary
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