expected
In probability theory and statistics, interchangeable with mean or average; it need not be a probable or even possible value. For instance, the e. number of children in completed families may be 2.53, but that is not a possible size of any actual family.

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  • expected — index apparent (presumptive), customary, foreseeable, foreseen, forthcoming, future, habitual, immedia …   Law dictionary

  • Expected — Expect Ex*pect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expecting}.] [L. expectatum, to look out for, await, expect; ex + out spectare to look at. See {Spectacle}.] 1. To wait for; to await. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Let s in, and there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expected — ex|pect|ed [ ık spektəd ] adjective only before noun *** likely to happen or be true: Events did not follow their expected course. expected future earnings …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • expected — /Ik spek tid/ adjective (only before noun) an event or person that is expected is one you think will happen or are waiting for: The expected storm never occurred so we had the barbecue after all …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • expected */*/*/ — UK [ɪkˈspektɪd] / US [ɪkˈspektəd] adjective [only before noun] likely to happen or be true expected future earnings Events did not follow their expected course …   English dictionary

  • expected — adjective /ɪksˈpɛktɪd/ Anticipated; thought to be about to arrive or occur The expected storm never arrived. Ant: unexpected, surprising, unlikely See Also: expect, expectation …   Wiktionary

  • expected — adj. Expected is used with these nouns: ↑arrival, ↑direction, ↑duration, ↑earnings, ↑frequency, ↑improvement, ↑number, ↑outcome, ↑profit, ↑rate, ↑result, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • expected — Synonyms and related words: anticipated, awaited, aweless, calm, composed, cool, due, expecting, foreseen, hoped for, imminent, in prospect, in view, inexcitable, long expected, on the horizon, overdue, presumed, probable, promised, prospective,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • expected — [ɪkˈspektɪd] adj likely to happen or be true Events did not follow their expected course.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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