♦ expectation

♦ expectation
♦ expectation /ɛkspɛkˈteɪʃn/
n. [cu]
1 aspettativa; attesa; previsione; speranza: the client's expectations, le attese del cliente; a thrill of expectation, un brivido di attesa speranzosa; It is our expectation that…, ci aspettiamo che…; There is a reasonable expectation that…, è ragionevole attendersi che…; to arouse expectations, suscitare speranze; to meet (o to fulfil) one's expectations, rispondere alle aspettative; not to come up to sb.'s expectations, non corrispondere all'aspettativa di q.; to live up to sb.'s expectations, rispondere alle aspettative di q.; non deludere q.; to raise sb.'s expectations, illudere q.; beyond expectations, oltre le previsioni; oltre l'atteso; against (o contrary to) expectations, contro ogni aspettativa; to exceed expectations, andare oltre le aspettative
2 (stat.) speranza matematica; aspettativa; probabilità: expectation of life, aspettativa (o speranza) di vita; (anche) durata (o vita) presunta
3 (al pl.) (arc.) prospettive di eredità.

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