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Expectation

Ex`pec`ta´tion
n.1.The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen.
My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from him.
- Ps. lxii. 5.
2.That which is expected or looked for.
Why our great expectation should be called
The seed of woman.
- Milton.
3.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.
By all men's eyes a youth of expectation.
- Otway.
4.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.
5.(Med.) The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure.
Expectation of life
the mean or average duration of the life individuals after any specified age.
Noun1.expectation - belief about (or mental picture of) the future
Synonyms: outlook, prospect
2.expectation - wishing with confidence of fulfillment
Synonyms: anticipation
3.expectation - the feeling that something is about to happen
4.expectation - the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values

EXPECTATION. That which may be expected, although contingent. In the doctrine of life annuities, that share or number of the years of human life which a person of a given age may expect to live, upon an equality of chances.
     2. In general, the heir apparent will be relieved from a contract made in relation to his expectancy. See Post Obit.

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