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EXPECTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does expectation mean? 

EXPECTATION (noun)
  The noun EXPECTATION has 4 senses:

1. belief about (or mental picture of) the future
2. wishing with confidence of fulfillment
3. the feeling that something is about to happen
4. the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values

  Familiarity information: EXPECTATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPECTATION (noun)


Sense 1expectation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Belief about (or mental picture of) the future

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

expectation; outlook; prospect

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

belief (any cognitive content held as true)

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

hope; promise (grounds for feeling hopeful about the future)

foretaste (an early limited awareness of something yet to occur)

possibility (a future prospect or potential)

anticipation; expectancy (something expected (as on the basis of a norm))

apprehension; misgiving (painful expectation)


Sense 2expectation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wishing with confidence of fulfillment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

expectation; anticipation

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

hopefulness (full of hope)


Sense 3expectation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The feeling that something is about to happen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

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

feeling (the experiencing of affective and emotional states)

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

anticipation; expectancy (pleasurable expectation)


Sense 4expectation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

first moment; expected value; arithmetic mean; expectation

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

mean; mean value (an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n)

Domain category:

statistics (a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters)


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