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Meaning & Definition of Expectation in English

English

Expectation

/ɛkspɛkteʃən/

noun

1. Belief about (or mental picture of) the future

    synonym:
  • expectation
  • ,
  • outlook
  • ,
  • prospect

2. Anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

    synonym:
  • anticipation
  • ,
  • expectation

3. The feeling that something is about to happen

    synonym:
  • expectation

4. The sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values

    synonym:
  • arithmetic mean
  • ,
  • first moment
  • ,
  • expectation
  • ,
  • expected value

Examples of using

Her answer corresponds to my expectation.
He fell short of our expectation.
We were filled with joyful expectation.