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expectation

noun
 
 
/ˌekspekˈteɪʃən/
EXPECTING SOMETHING GOOD [C] B2 the feeling that good things are going to happen in the future: [usually plural] The holiday lived up to all our expectations (= was as good as we expected). My parents had high expectations for me (= expected me to be successful).Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trappingExcitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
EXPECTING SOMETHING [C, U] the feeling of expecting something to happen: He had gone away and there was no expectation of his return.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of expectation from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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