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EXPECTANCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does expectancy mean? 

EXPECTANCY (noun)
  The noun EXPECTANCY has 2 senses:

1. pleasurable expectation
2. something expected (as on the basis of a norm)

  Familiarity information: EXPECTANCY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPECTANCY (noun)


Sense 1expectancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pleasurable expectation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

anticipation; expectancy

Hypernyms ("expectancy" is a kind of...):

expectation (the feeling that something is about to happen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "expectancy"):

suspense (excited anticipation of an approaching climax)

fever (intense nervous anticipation)

hope (a specific instance of feeling hopeful)


Sense 2expectancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something expected (as on the basis of a norm)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

anticipation; expectancy

Context examples:

each of them had their own anticipations / an indicator of expectancy in development

Hypernyms ("expectancy" is a kind of...):

expectation; outlook; prospect (belief about (or mental picture of) the future)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "expectancy"):

life expectancy (an expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities)


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