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expectation

ex·pec·ta·tion

expectation

 
pronunciation:
ek spek teI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of waiting for or looking forward to.
The dog sits by the door at the same time each day in expectation of its owner's return from work.
 
similar words:
anticipation
definition 2: a belief that something is likely to happen.
They brought umbrellas because of their expectation of rain.
similar words:
anticipation, prospect
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