What does the word expectancy mean?

Usage examples for expectancy

  1. And after all, it was only thirty years out of a life expectancy of a hundred and fifty. – Cost of Living by Robert Sheckley
  2. This little silent, empty hand, held up so quietly, has often spoken to us of things unknown to our little girl; and as if to enforce the lesson, the other babies, to our amusement, apparently noticing the gratifying result of Seela's upturned hand, began to hold up their little hands with the same silent expectancy, till all round the table small hands were raised in perfect silence, by hopeful infants of observant habits and strong faith. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael