Definition of expectation
- not up to expectations
- expectations for an economic recovery
- they have every expectation of success
The company has expectations of making a profit next year.
I saved the files in the expectation that they would be useful in the future.
There is widespread expectation that the strike will be settled soon.
The crowd waited in expectation of her arrival.
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: a belief that something will happen or is likely to happen
: a feeling or belief about how successful, good, etc., someone or something will be
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