\ɛkspɪktˈe͡ɪʃən], \ɛkspɪktˈeɪʃən], \ɛ_k_s_p_ɪ_k_t_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of EXPECTATION
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
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By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
The act of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen; as, "The same weakness of mind which indulges absurd expectations, produces petulance in disappointment."-Irving; the state of being expected or looked for; the state of being awaited; "Our preparation stands in expectation."-Shak.: that which is expected; the object of expectation; the expected Messiah; prospect of future good, as of possessions, wealth, and the like-usually in the plural; "My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from him."-Ps. ixii. 5; "His magnificent expectations made him ... the best match in Europe."-Prescott: a state or qualities in a person which excite expectations in others of some future excellence; promise; "By all men's eyes a youth of expectation."-Otway: in med. the method of leaving a disease to the efforts of nature; or of waiting for farther development before treating it actively: the value of any prospect of prize or property depending upon the happening of some uncertain event, a sum of money in expectation upon a certain event having a determinate value before that event happens; if the chances of receiving or not receiving a hundred pounds when an event arrives are equal, then before the arrival of the event the expectation is worth half the money.
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
The act of expecting; the state of being expected; prospect of good to come; the object of expectation; promise; the treatment of disease without active remedies by anticipating and averting consequences physiologically. Expectation of life, the mean or average duration of human life after a specified age.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Same etymon. The word expectation has been applied, in medicine, to that method, which consists in observing the progress of diseases, and removing deranging influenees, without prescribing active medicines, unless such shall be imperiously required. It consists, in fact, in leaving the disease almost wholly to the efforts of nature, and has been termed the art of curing diseases by expectation or waiting.
By Robley Dunglison
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. Act or state of expecting;â€”state of being expected; â€” that which is expected; â€” object of expectation; the Messiah; â€”ground of expecting; reason for anticipating future benefits or excellence;â€”value of any prize or property depending upon the happening of some uncertain event; â€” the leaving of a disease to the efforts of nature to effect a cure.