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a. The act of expecting.
b. Eager anticipation: eyes shining with expectation.
2. The state of being expected.
a. Something expected: a result that did not live up to expectations.
b. expectations Prospects, especially of success or gain.
4. Statistics
a. The expected value of a random variable.
b. The mean of a random variable.

ex′pec·ta′tion·al adj.


of or relating to an expectation or expectations
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Ranganathan, said the reason for the fall in the rupee's value is fundamental as well as expectational.
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We can also investigate time series properties of expectational errors (differences between expected and actual inflation), which should be white noise under rationality.
It was the result of self-fulfilling expectational trader behaviour where everyone tries to buy before prices go any higher, forcing prices higher, in a self-perpetuating process.
One theme of their theory is that local convergence in such systems can often be assessed by calculating a certain expectational stability (E-stability) condition, viewing the mapping from the perceived law of motion to the actual law of motion as a differential equation in notional time.
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subt] = Expectational operator, using information available at time t.
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Using stronger tests, we also reexamine the efficacy of using such an expectational approach as an alternative to the use of historical averages.