Can the word "waiting" be used as a noun, meaning not the action of waiting but a state of mind, a desire, a hope ....? as in the following phrase: The setting-up of Meda Programme met an outstanding waiting from civil society.
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"Waiting" wouldn't work there, as a noun; "expectation" might work, but much depends on your intended meaning. Are you able to say more about the context?
"Waiting" would work in e.g. this context:
1. Waiting for the bus is very boring.
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