HyperDic: expectancy

English > 2 senses of the word expectancy:
NOUNfeelingexpectancy, anticipationan expectation
cognitionexpectancy, anticipationsomething expected (as on the basis of a norm)
expectancy > pronunciation
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > expectancy: 2 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningAn expectation.
NarrowerfeverIntense nervous anticipation
hopeA specific instance of feeling hopeful
suspenseexcited anticipation of an approaching climax
BroaderexpectationThe feeling that something is about to happen / happen / happen
Spanishexpectación, expectativa
Adjectivesexpectantmarked by eager anticipation
English > expectancy: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningSomething expected (as on the basis of a norm).
Example "an indicator of expectancy in development"
Narrowerlife expectancyAn expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities
Broaderexpectation, outlook, prospectbelief about (or mental picture of) the future
Verbsexpectlook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of

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