Expectation may refer to:

  • Expectation (epistemic)
  • "Expectation" (song), a 2010 song by Tame Impala
  • Expected value, in mathematical probability theory
  • Expectation value (quantum mechanics)
  • Expectation–maximization algorithm, in statistics
  • Great Expectations, a 1860–61 novel (serial) by Charles Dickens
  • Expectations (Keith Jarrett album), 1971
  • Expectations (Dance Exponents album), 1985
  • Gidae (Expectation), a 2013 album by Girl's Day

Famous quotes containing the word expectation:

    No expectation fails there,
    No pleasing habit ends,
    No man grows old, no girl grows cold,
    But friends walk by friends.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)

    Sweet pliability of man’s spirit, that can at once surrender itself to illusions, which cheat expectation and sorrow of their weary moments!—long—long since had ye number’d out my days, had I not trod so great a part of them upon this enchanted ground.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)