AskDefine | Define expected

Dictionary Definition

expected adj
1 considered likely or probable to happen or arrive; "prepared for the expected attack" [ant: unexpected]
2 looked forward to as probable
3 expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients"; "expected income" [syn: likely, potential]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /ɪksˈpɛktɪd/
  • Hyphenation: ex·pect·ed

Adjective

  1. Anticipated; thought to be about to arrive or occur
    The expected storm never arrived.

Translations

anticipated

Verb

expected
  1. past of expect

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