expectations

expectations
expectations ex‧pec‧ta‧tions [ˌekspekˈteɪʆnz] noun [plural]
1. ECONOMICS what people in the business world believe will happen in the economy in the future. Expectations are important because they affect the level of investment in an economy:

• The current level of economic activity will certainly influence business expectations and confidence.

2. LAW someone's chances of being given money or property owned by someone else when that person dies

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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