expectation

(noun) A preconceived idea about a person or group should behave.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: expectations

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How to Cite the Definition of Expectation

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “expectation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (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 December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/expectation/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“expectation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/expectation/>.