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Meaning of exposure by Wiktionary Dictionary




    • ( US ) IPA: /ɪkˈspoʊʒɚ/


    exposure ( countable and uncountable; plural: exposures )

    1. ( uncountable ) The condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected .
      Limit your exposure to harsh chemicals .
      Get as much exposure to a new language as you can .
    2. ( countable, uncountable ) That part which is facing or exposed to something, e.g. the sun, weather, sky, or a view .
      They rented a cabin with a beautiful southern exposure .
    3. ( uncountable ) Lack of protection from weather or the elements .
      The vagrant died of exposure .
    4. ( photography ) An instance of taking a photograph .
    5. ( photography ) The piece of film exposed to light .
    6. ( photography ) Details of the time and f-number used .
    7. ( horticulture ) The amount of sun, wind etc. experienced by a particular site .

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Explanation of exposure by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience

    2. she denounced the exposure of children to pornography
    3. abandoning without shelter or protection ( as by leaving as infant out in the open )

    4. presentation to view in an open or public manner

    5. the exposure of his anger was shocking
    6. the act of exposing film to light

    7. a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide

    8. vulnerability to the elements

    9. exposure to the weatheror they died from exposure
    10. aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces

    11. the studio had a northern exposure
    12. the disclosure of something secret

    13. they feared exposure of their campaign plans
    14. the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate

    15. he used the wrong exposure
    16. the state of being vulnerable or exposed

    17. his exposure to ridicule

    Definition of exposure by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Exposure ( ?;135 ), n. [From Expose.]
      1. The act of exposing or laying open, setting forth, laying bare of protection, depriving of care or concealment, or setting out to reprobation or contempt.

      The exposure of Fuller . . . put an end to the practices of that vile tribe. Macaulay.

      2. The state of being exposed or laid open or bare; openness to danger; accessibility to anything that may affect, especially detrimentally; as, “exposure to observation, to cold, to inconvenience”.

      When we have our naked frailties hid,

      That suffer in exposure. Shak.

      3. Position as to points of compass, or to influences of climate, etc. “Under a southern exposure.” Evelyn.

      The best exposure of the two for woodcocks. Sir. W. Scott.

      4. ( Photog. ) The exposing of a sensitized plate to the action of light.