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expectancy

ex·pect·an·cy

expectancy

 
pronunciation:
ihk spek tn si
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: expectancies
definition 1: the state of expecting; anticipation.
similar words:
anticipation, hope
definition 2: something that is expected.
derivation: expectance (n.)
Word Parts
The word expectancy contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.