# expectation

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**expectation interest**— see interest 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …42

**Expectation propagation**— (EP) is a technique in machine learning, developed by Thomas Minka.EP finds approximations to a probability distribution. It uses an iterative approach that leverages the factorisation structure of the target distribution.External links*… …43

**Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary**— • Celebrated on 18 December by nearly the entire Latin Church. Owing to the ancient law of the Church prohibiting the celebration of feasts during Lent (a law still in vigour at Milan), the Spanish Church transferred the feast of the Annunciation …44

**expectation loss**— The test for the award of damages in contract. Damages in contract seek to put the injured party in the position he would have been in had the contract been performed satisfactorily (that is, the innocent party may seek to recover profits which… …45

**Expectation value (quantum mechanics)**— In quantum mechanics, the expectation value is the predicted mean value of the result of an experiment. It is a fundamental concept in all areas of quantum physics. Operational definition Quantum physics shows an inherent statistical behaviour:… …46

**Expectation of privacy**— Tort law Part of the …47

**Expectation-maximization algorithm**— An expectation maximization (EM) algorithm is used in statistics for finding maximum likelihood estimates of parameters in probabilistic models, where the model depends on unobserved latent variables. EM alternates between performing an… …48

**expectation week**— noun Usage: capitalized E&W Etymology: so called from its being the period commemorating the apostles expectation of and prayer for the promised coming of the Holy Spirit : the 10 days between Ascension Day and Whitsunday * * * the ten days… …49

**expectation of life**— life expectancy * * * expectation of life The average length of time that one may expect to live ● expect * * * expectation of life, the average number of years that a person of a certain age can expect to live, as indicated by mortality… …50

**Expectation utilities**— A qualification introduced by Bentham, to distinguish between two different types of utilities, or, rather, sources of utility (for utility, being identical to pleasure, remains always qualitatively the same). Expectation utilities are future… …