Exposure definition

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The condition of being exposed, especially to severe weather or other forces of nature.

Was hospitalized for the effects of exposure.

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Appearance, esp. frequent appearance, before the public, as in the theater, on radio and TV, etc.
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A location, as of a house, in relation to the sun, winds, etc.

An eastern exposure.

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The act of exposing sensitized photographic film or plate.
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(horticulture) The amount of sun, wind etc. experienced by a particular site.
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A photographic plate or a piece of film so exposed.
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The amount of radiant energy needed to expose a photographic film.
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The subjection of a sensitized film or plate to the action of light rays, X-rays, etc.
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A sensitized surface or section of film for making one picture.
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The time during which such a surface or section of film is exposed.
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​(uncountable) The condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected.
  • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55.
    The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.

Limit your exposure to harsh chemicals. Get as much exposure to a new language as you can.

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(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.

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(uncountable) Lack of protection from weather or the elements.

The vagrant died of exposure.

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​(photography) An instance of taking a photograph.
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(photography) The piece of film exposed to light.
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(photography) Details of the time and f-number used.
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A position in relation to climatic or weather conditions or points of the compass.

Our house has a southern exposure.

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Exposure is defined as the state of being in contact with something or is defined as a condition that can develop from being subject to bad weather.

When someone introduces you to theatre, this is an example of a situation where you receive exposure to theatre.

When you are outside for too long in the winter and get sick, this is an example of exposure.

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The act or an instance of exposing, as:
  • An act of subjecting or an instance of being subjected to an action or an influence.
    Their first exposure to big city life.
  • Appearance in public or in the mass media.
    An actor with much recent exposure in television.
  • Revelation, especially of crime or guilt.
    Exposure of graft in county government.
  • The act of making visible a body part, especially the genitals or breasts, in public or in a manner that is illegal or inappropriate.
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An exposing or being exposed.
  • A being exposed to harsh weather conditions without protection.
  • The act or an instance of exposing a part of the body conventionally concealed, as in exhibitionism.
    Indecent exposure.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
exposure
Plural:
exposures

Origin of exposure

  • expose +‎ -ure

    From Wiktionary