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v. ex·pect·ed, ex·pect·ing, ex·pects
a. To look forward to the probable occurrence or appearance of: expecting a phone call; expects rain on Sunday.
b. To consider likely or certain: expect to see them soon. See Usage Note at anticipate.
2. To consider reasonable or due: We expect an apology.
3. To consider obligatory; require: The school expects its pupils to be on time.
4. Informal To presume; suppose.
To be pregnant. Used in progressive tenses: My wife is expecting again.

[Latin exspectāre : ex-, ex- + spectāre, to look at, frequentative of specere, to see; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·pect′a·ble adj.
ex·pect′a·bly adv.
ex·pect′ed·ly adv.
ex·pect′ed·ness n.
Synonyms: expect, anticipate, hope, await
These verbs relate to the idea of looking ahead to something in the future. To expect is to look forward to the likely occurrence or appearance of someone or something: "We should not expect something for nothing—but we all do and call it Hope" (Edgar W. Howe).
Anticipate sometimes refers to taking advance action, as to forestall or prevent the occurrence of something expected or to meet a wish or request before it is articulated: anticipated the storm and locked the shutters. The term can also refer to having a foretaste of something expected: The police are anticipating trouble with rowdy fans after the game. To hope is to look forward with desire and usually with a measure of confidence in the likelihood of gaining what is desired: I hope to see you soon. To await is to wait expectantly and with certainty: She is eagerly awaiting your letter.
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the quality or state of being expected
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.expectedness - the state of being that is commonly observed
normalcy, normality - being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
2.expectedness - ordinariness as a consequence of being expected and not surprising
ordinariness, mundaneness, mundanity - the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
normalcy, normality - expectedness as a consequence of being usual or regular or common
surprisingness, unexpectedness - extraordinariness by virtue of being unexpected; "the unexpectedness of the warm welcome"
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References in classic literature ?
If the occurrence, when it comes, gives us the feeling of expectedness, and if the expectation, beforehand, enabled us to act in a way which proves appropriate to the occurrence, that must be held to constitute the maximum of verification.
And it is the familiarity of it all, the creeping normality, the expectedness, that has led the FBI's former resident expert on the subject to conclude that America "has absolutely become numb to these shootings", the tiny sliver of our country's much larger gun violence problem that once seemed to break through but no longer does.
In the contrasting situation, expectedness (Bell and Schafer 2013; 2016) was revealed to be a crucial factor for the recognition of the complex word.
Earlier we described the matrix of system shock as a function of preparedness and expectedness in response to internal and external stimuli (events).
The results show that through an effective control and coordination of energy storage systems, the expectedness of wind plant outputs is increased and the cost of combination associated with reserve necessities is decreased.
The repetition of the b's in black creates an expectedness that
As can be seen, sentence-initial clearly in (10) stresses the status of the writer and the validity of their argument, whereas necessarily in (11) underlines external circumstances and the "expectedness" of a certain state of affairs, that is, in this context, the need to base one's argument on specific legal rules and instruments.
The couplets of "More on Finishing, the confined Quatrains for a Calling," and the anaphora of "A Byzantine Diptych" create a clean expectedness which contrasts the tumultuous sections that precede them.
"Good death" was characterized by expectedness, families' awareness, nurses' sense of control, and effective symptom management.
If the poem partakes of any of those things, depending on the reader, it courts the sentimentality of expectedness (see number 2).