expectation

expectation
expectation n
1 (assumption, prediction) prévision f ; it is my expectation that je m'attends à ce que (+ subj) ; to have expectations of success avoir des espoirs de succès ; against all expectation(s) à l'encontre des prévisions générales ; beyond all expectation(s) au-delà de toute attente ; it is in line with expectation(s) c'est conforme à nos prévisions ; you have been chosen in the expectation that on vous a choisi dans l'espoir que ; in the expectation of a shortage en prévision d'une pénurie ;
2 (aspiration, hope) aspiration f, attente f ; to live up to/fail to live up to sb's expectations répondre à/ne pas répondre à l'attente de qn ; I don't want to raise their expectations je ne veux pas trop leur promettre ; to have great expectations of attendre beaucoup de ; an atmosphere of expectation une atmosphère d'attente ;
3 (requirement, demand) exigence f ; to have certain expectations of attendre or demander certaines choses de [police, employee].

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