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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ek-spek'ted

Definition: In probability theory and statistics, interchangeable with mean or average; it need not be a probable or even possible value. For instance, the expected number of children in completed families may be 2.53, but that is not a possible size of any actual family.

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