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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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Tompkinson and Common (1983) examined the expectational rationality of business firms in British manufacturing sectors and found that decision makers in the British manufacturing sector in general did not act rationally in Muth's sense.
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The latter presumes instead that agents form expectations so as to avoid systematic expectational errors in actuality, which implies that they behave as if they knew the structure of the actual economy.