a conclusion as to the eventual effect of a particular cause
Original Dramatica Definition
Expectation is the projection of what one expects to find at the end of a path. Expectations allow one to anticipate and make plans for both rewards and troubles. However, if the character representing Expectation does not occasionally question the basis of his projections, he may find the world has turned under his feet.
syn. anticipated results, eventual outcome, presumed prospects, probable denouement, likely consequences