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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.
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of or relating to an expectation or expectations
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