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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pec·tan·cy /-tən(t)si/
 期待,期望,指望;期望的東西

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ex·pec·tan·cy /-ˈspɛktənsɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pect·ance Ex·pect·an·cy n.
 1. The act of expecting; expectation.
 2. That which is expected, or looked or waited for with interest; the object of expectation or hope.
    The expectancy and rose of the fair state.   --Shak.
 Estate in expectancy Law, one the possession of which a person is entitled to have at some future time, either as a remainder or reversion, or on the death of some one.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 expectancy
      n 1: pleasurable expectation [syn: anticipation]
      2: something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of
         them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of
         expectancy in development" [syn: anticipation]