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ex·pec·tan·cy

 (ĭk-spĕk′tən-sē)
n. pl. ex·pec·tan·cies
1. The act or state of expecting; expectation: Tense with expectancy, I waited for my name to be called.
2. The state of being expected.
3. Something expected.
4. An expected amount calculated on the basis of actuarial data: a life expectancy of 70 years.

expectancy

(ɪkˈspɛktənsɪ) or

expectance

n
1. something expected, esp on the basis of a norm or average: his life expectancy was 30 years.
2. anticipation; expectation
3. (Law) the prospect of a future interest or possession, esp in property: an estate in expectancy.

ex•pect•an•cy

(ɪkˈspɛk tən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the quality or state of expecting.
2. the state of being expected.
3. an object of expectation; something expected.
Often, ex•pect′ance.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expectancy - an expectationexpectancy - an expectation      
expectation - the feeling that something is about to happen
suspense - excited anticipation of an approaching climax; "the play kept the audience in suspense"
fever - intense nervous anticipation; "in a fever of resentment"
hope - a specific instance of feeling hopeful; "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
2.expectancy - something expected (as on the basis of a norm)expectancy - something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"
expectation, outlook, prospect - belief about (or mental picture of) the future
life expectancy - an expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities

expectancy

noun
1. likelihood, prospect, tendency, outlook, probability the average life expectancy of the British male

expectancy

noun
1. The condition of looking forward to something, especially with eagerness:
2. Something expected:
Translations
تَوَقُّع، تَرَقُّب
forventning
eftirvænting
umma

expectancy

[ɪksˈpektənsɪ] N (= state) → expectación f; (= hope, chance) → expectativa f (of de) there was a buzz of expectancy in the airhabía un clima de expectación en el ambiente
life expectancyesperanza f de vida

expectancy

[ɪkˈspɛktənsi] nattente f

expectancy

nErwartung f

expectancy

[ɪksˈpɛktnsɪ] nattesa
life expectancy → speranza (media) di vita

expect

(ikˈspekt) verb
1. to think of as likely to happen or come. I'm expecting a letter today; We expect her on tomorrow's train.
2. to think or believe (that something will happen). He expects to be home tomorrow; I expect that he will go; `Will she go too?' `I expect so' / `I don't expect so' / `I expect not.'
3. to require. They expect high wages for their professional work; You are expected to tidy your own room.
4. to suppose or assume. I expect (that) you're tired.
exˈpectancy noun
the state of expecting or hoping. a feeling/look/air of expectancy.
exˈpectant adjective
1. full of hope or expectation. the expectant faces of the audience.
2. expecting (a baby). an expectant mother.
exˈpectantly adverb
ˌexpecˈtation (ekspek-) noun
1. the state of expecting. In expectation of a wage increase, he bought a washing-machine.
2. what is expected. He failed his exam, contrary to expectation(s); Did the concert come up to your expectations?

expectancy

n. esperanza, expectativa, anhelo;
life ___esperanza de vida.
References in classic literature ?
While they waited in breathless expectancy out came a Mouse.
The man could not rightly understand: he thought himself deaf; said so, and heard his own voice, although it had an unfamiliar quality that almost alarmed him; it disappointed his ear's expectancy in the matter of timbre and resonance.
There was an atmosphere of endeavour, of expectancy and bright hopefulness about the young college that had lifted its head from the prairie only a few years before.
Behind her sat Anatole, and conscious of his proximity she experienced a frightened sense of expectancy.
There was a settling down, and a prevailing air of expectancy everywhere.
The average life expectancy of a Martian after the age of maturity is about three hundred years, but would be nearer the one-thousand mark were it not for the various means leading to violent death.
Suddenly it became as midnight; the noises of the jungle ceased; the trees stood motionless as though in paralyzed expectancy of some great and imminent disaster.
At last, with a little shiver of expectancy, she tore open the envelope and read:--
It was at this time I became aware of waiting with expectancy for the pre-dinner cocktail.
Hushed in expectancy, she kept her wary gaze upon the stairs; and seldom so much as darkly shook her right mitten (with her fist in it), at the figure coming down.
Two days later, toward noon, Sandy began to show signs of excitement and feverish expectancy.
There was an air of expectancy about her walk, as though she looked to be met presently by some one due from the opposite direction.