Expectancy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspektənsi|  American pronunciation of the word expectancy
Brit.  |ɪkˈspɛkt(ə)nsi|  British pronunciation of the word expectancy

noun

- an expectation (syn: anticipation)
- something expected (as on the basis of a norm)(syn: anticipation)

an indicator of expectancy in development

Examples

...that feeling of optimistic expectancy that fills theatergoers as they wait for the curtain to rise...

I saw the look of expectancy in the children's eyes.

an indicator of expectancy in development

An increase in life expectancy

Poverty and poor housing correlate with a shorter life expectancy.

Scientists estimate that smoking reduces life expectancy by around 12 years on average.

People in manual occupations have a lower life expectancy.

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