Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun expectation

4 senses of expectation

Sense 1

expectation, outlook, prospect -- (belief about (or mental picture of) the future)

=> belief -- (any cognitive content held as true)

Sense 2

anticipation, expectation -- (anticipating with confidence of fulfillment)

=> hopefulness -- (full of hope)

Sense 3

expectation -- (the feeling that something is about to happen)

=> feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 4

arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected value -- (the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values)

=> mean, mean value -- (an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n)