Definition of Expectation
(noun) A preconceived idea about how an individual or group should behave.
- American English – /ek-spek-tAY-shuhn/
- British English – /ek-spek-tAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌɛkˌspɛkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
- British English – /ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃn/
- Plural: expectations
- Expectations are informed by stereotypes.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “expectation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 4, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/expectation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
expectation. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/expectation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “expectation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 4, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/expectation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“expectation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 4 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/expectation/>.