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expectation

noun anticipation, assurance, awaiting, calculation, contemplation, expectance, expectancy, exspectatio, foreboding, foreknowledge, hope, intention, misgiving, opinio, preconception, presentiment, presumption, presurmise, prevenience, probability, promise, prospect, prospection, prospicience, spes, suspense, trust, waiting
Associated concepts: expectant estates, expectant heir, exxectant right, reasonable expectation
See also: belief, contemplation, design, end, intent, likelihood, objective, outlook, possibility, probability, prospect, purpose, reliance

EXPECTATION. That which may be expected, although contingent. In the doctrine of life annuities, that share or number of the years of human life which a person of a given age may expect to live, upon an equality of chances.
     2. In general, the heir apparent will be relieved from a contract made in relation to his expectancy. See Post Obit.

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This 5-minute counting interval was the best one to bring to the fore expectative behavior, if it exists, by counting the ants present on the food site a little before the time of the food delivery and also the ants expecting food delivery and staying in the surrounding of the food site or watching the food delivery at a nest entrance and coming at that time.
For the expectative component, the majority of students indicated that the most important thing was to "develop expectations of other people's future behavior," how you think a person will act later" and "what you think will happen next.
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Le fait que, depuis recemment, le processus de ddr soit limite et conteste mais surtout le fait qu'il n'ait pas pacifie les violences (66) (ou qu'il ait du s'appliquer dans un <<pre-post-conflit>> (67)), renforce les expectatives pour que <<justice soit faite>>.
The airo of this qualitative investigation was to analyze the expectative and gender stereotype in the relationship between fathers and daughters.
Estos bordes solo son bordes, hasta cierto punto, si ya siempre se transgreden sin horizonte de expectative (15) --y de ahi surge lo fantasmalcuantico de la poetica textual-cosmica de Altazor y lo que viene sin horizonte en el canto "terminal".
Le monde fantastique trouve son origine aussi dans la frustration des voies naturelles qui apparaissent comme incapables de combler un besoin ou une expectative particuliere.
The life expectative of battery of these devices can be measured in hours or weeks.
In addition, the high energy prices concerns about petroleum supplies and the greater recognition of the environmental consequences of fossil fuels have driven interest in the bioenergy (6), Under the expectative of high consume of sources of terrestrial biomass for this target, it should look forward to other sources of biodegradable fillers that could replace or compete with plant fibers.
Psychological researchers have found that expectative and implicative forms of questioning elicit more wrong responses than straightforward questions, that the objective form is more suggestive than the subjective form, and that double negatives introduce confusion and inaccuracy.