expectancy

Definitions of expectancy
  1. noun
    an expectation
    synonyms: anticipation
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    suspense
    excited anticipation of an approaching climax
    fever
    intense nervous anticipation
    hope
    a specific instance of feeling hopeful
    buck fever
    nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter
    gold fever
    greed and the contagious excitement of a gold rush
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    expectation
    the feeling that something is about to happen
  2. noun
    something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
    “an indicator of expectancy in development”
    synonyms: anticipation
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    life expectancy
    an expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities
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    expectation, outlook, prospect
    belief about (or mental picture of) the future
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