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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. belief about (or mental picture of) the future;
[syn: expectation, outlook, prospect]

2. anticipating with confidence of fulfillment;
[syn: anticipation, expectation]

3. the feeling that something is about to happen;

4. the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values;
[syn: arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected value]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Expectation \Ex`pec*ta"tion\n. [L. expectio. exspectio: cf. F. expectation.] 1. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen. "In expectation of a guest." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from him. --Ps. lxii. 5. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is expected or looked for. [1913 Webster] Why our great expectation should be called The seed of woman. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come, esp. of property or rank. [1913 Webster] His magnificent expectations made him, in the opinion of the world, the best match in Europe. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] By all men's eyes a youth of expectation. --Otway. [1913 Webster] 4. The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. Expectations are computed for or against the occurrence of the event. [1913 Webster] 5. (Med.) The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure. [1913 Webster] Expectation of life, the mean or average duration of the life individuals after any specified age. Syn: Anticipation; confidence; trust. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

expectation n 1: belief about (or mental picture of) the future [syn: expectation, outlook, prospect] 2: anticipating with confidence of fulfillment [syn: anticipation, expectation] 3: the feeling that something is about to happen 4: the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values [syn: arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected value]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "expectation": aftertime, afteryears, anticipation, apprehension, apprehensiveness, aptitude, aspiration, assumption, assurance, assured faith, awelessness, belief, by-and-by, calmness, chance, cheerful expectation, composure, confidence, conjecture, conviction, cool, coolness, course ahead, crystal ball, demand, dependence, design, desire, determinism, distant future, doomed hope, dueness, entitledness, entitlement, eventuality, expectancy, fair expectation, fair prospect, faith, favorable prospect, fervent hope, foresight, forward look, future, future tense, futurism, futurity, good chance, good cheer, good hope, great expectations, guess, hereafter, high hopes, hope, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, immediate future, immediate prospect, imminence, inexcitability, insistence, intention, justice, justifiable expectation, liability, likelihood, likeliness, meritedness, motive, near future, nodding acceptance, nonamazedness, nonamazement, nonastonishment, nonmarveling, nonwonder, nonwondering, notion, odds, offing, outlook, posteriority, prayerful hope, prediction, presumption, presumptive evidence, probabilism, probability, project, promise, prophecy, prospect, prospects, reasonable ground, reasonable hope, reliance, requirement, sanguine expectation, security, supposition, surmise, suspense, tendency, the future, the morrow, the sweet by-and-by, time ahead, time just ahead, time to come, tomorrow, trust, unamazedness, unamazement, unastonishment, unimpressibleness, unsurprise, unsurprisedness, verisimilitude, want, watchfulness, well-grounded hope, wish, wonderlessness
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

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.