Meaning of “expectation” - Learner’s Dictionary

expectation

noun uk us /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).
EXPECTING SOMETHING [ C, U ]

the feeling of expecting something to happen:

He had gone away and there was no expectation of his return.

(Definition of “expectation” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)