You are expected to get the task done by the end of next week.
To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that)
If you say that a woman is expecting a baby, or that she is expecting, you mean that she is pregnant. She was expecting another baby I hear Dawn's expecting again
consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
If you expect something to happen, you believe that it will happen. a council workman who expects to lose his job in the next few weeks The talks are expected to continue until tomorrow Few expected that he would declare his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the presidency It is expected that the new owner will change the yacht's name They expect a gradual improvement in sales of new cars
You say `I expect' to suggest that a statement is probably correct, or a natural consequence of the present situation, although you have no definite knowledge. I expect you can guess what follows I expect you're tired `Will Joe be here at Christmas?' --- `I expect so.'
To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated
look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March" consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed" regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow" look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted
be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated
consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
If you tell someone not to expect something, you mean that the thing is unlikely to happen as they have planned or imagined, and they should not hope that it will. Don't expect an instant cure You cannot expect to like all the people you will work with Don't expect me to come and visit you there
If you expect something, or expect a person to do something, you believe that it is your right to have that thing, or the person's duty to do it for you. He wasn't expecting our hospitality I do expect to have some time to myself in the evenings I wasn't expecting you to help Is this a rational thing to expect of your partner, or not? She realizes now she expected too much of Helen
look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted
If you are expecting something or someone, you believe that they will be delivered to you or come to you soon, often because this has been arranged earlier. I wasn't expecting a visitor We were expecting him home again any day now
The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to occur; prospect of anything good to come, especially of property or rank
Emma was not sorry to be pressed. She read, and was surprized. The style of the letter was much above her expectation. There were not merely no grammatical errors, but as a composition it would not have disgraced a gentleman; the language, though plain, was strong and unaffected, and the sentiments it conveyed very much to the credit of the writer. It was short, but expressed good sense, warm attachment, liberality, propriety, even delicacy of feeling. She paused over it, while Harriet stood anxiously watching for her opinion, with a Well, well, and was at last forced to add, Is it a good letter? or is it too short?.
Expectancy is the feeling or hope that something exciting, interesting, or good is about to happen. The supporters had a tremendous air of expectancy. see also life expectancy = anticipation. the feeling that something pleasant or exciting is going to happen
If someone is expectant, they are excited because they think something interesting is about to happen. An expectant crowd gathered She turned to me with an expectant look on her face. + expectantly ex·pect·ant·ly The others waited, looking at him expectantly
Your expectations are your strong hopes or beliefs that something will happen or that you will get something that you want. Students' expectations were as varied as their expertise The car has been General Motors' most visible success story, with sales far exceeding expectations
(1) A term referring to the amount of you expect to gain on average if you make a certain play For instance, suppose you put $10 into a $50 pot to draw at a hand that you will make 25% of the time, and it will win every time you make it Three out of four times, you do not make your draw, and lose $10 each time for a total of $30 The fourth time, you will make your draw, winning $50 Your total gain over those four average hands is $50-$30 = $20, an average of $5 per hand Thus calling the $10 has a positive expectation of $5 (2) The amount you expect to make at the poker table in a specific time period Perhaps in 100 hours play, you have won $527 Then your expectation is $5 27/hr Of course, you won't make that exact amount each hour (and some hours you will lose), but it's one measure of your anticipated earnings
the anticipated performance of a teacher The performance of a teacher can be affected by the expectations that the assessor or evaluator has for the teacher being evaluated If the evaluator has high expectations for the teacher being assessed, there is an increased likelihood of the teacher performing at a higher level than he/she might otherwise; holding low expectations for a teacher can reduce performance levels Sometimes the opposite impact can occur Too high expectations can undermine a teacher's confidence, while too low expectations can impel the teacher to strive for greater performance The same applies with regard to teachers' expectations of students
A person's expectations are strong beliefs which they have about the proper way someone should behave or something should happen. Stephen Chase had determined to live up to the expectations of the Company
An expectation for an identifier is a polymorphic species It indicates a collection of species for which an identifier will be defined For example, identifier zero has an expectation of REAL`a, indicating that it will be defined for every species in genus REAL An identifier can have more than one expectation, as long as no species belongs to more than one of the expectations If identifier x has more than one expectation, then x is overloaded
The rules governing social situations, which are specific to particular societies and even to groups within societies These are notable only when violated Expectations are normative, in that they reflect what people believe ought to happen, and statistical, in that they express what people believe probably will happen These may be probability statements or 1 0 minus the probability of a failure or bad outcome
(or Unbiased Forward Predictor) Theory: the postulate that the expected change in the spot rate of exchange is equal to the difference between the current spot rate and the current forward rate for the relevant period
Customer perceptions about how our products and services will meet specific customer needs and requirements Expectations for a product or service are shaped by many factors including the specific use the customer intends to make of it, prior experience with a similar product or service, our representations and commitments in; i e , marketing and advertising descriptions
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