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UK [ɪkˈspəʊʒə(r)] / US [ɪkˈspoʊʒər] noun
Word forms "exposure":
singular exposure plural exposures
1) [countable/uncountable] the state of being put into a situation in which something harmful or dangerous might affect you

radiation exposure

exposure to:

Even a small amount of exposure to the midday sun can cause burning.

2) [countable/uncountable] the act of making something publicly known because you believe that it is wrong or illegal
exposure of:

a journalist famous for his exposure of corruption within the government

3) [uncountable] things that are written or said about a person, product, event etc that make them well known

Both candidates are getting a lot of exposure in the press.

4) [uncountable] the harmful effect of very cold weather on your body

Two of the climbers died of exposure.

5) [countable/uncountable] the act of allowing something that was covered or hidden to be seen

the exposure of the old carvings

6) [countable/uncountable] the act of providing someone with the opportunity to experience new ideas, activities etc
exposure to:

the children's exposure to new ideas

7) [singular] the direction in which a room, building, hill etc faces

a southern exposure

8)
a) [countable] the amount of film used for taking one photograph
b) [countable/uncountable] the amount of time that you allow light to reach the film in a camera when taking a photograph

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • exposure — ex·po·sure n 1: the fact or condition of being exposed; also: the possibility of loss caused by an outside source used in insurance 2: the act or an instance of exposing 3: something that exposes someone or something; esp: something (as a… …   Law dictionary

  • Exposure — Ex*po sure (?;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. [1913 Webster] The exposure of Fuller . . . put… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exposure — c.1600, public exhibition, from EXPOSE (Cf. expose) (v.) + URE (Cf. ure). Sense of situation with regard to sun or weather is from 1660s. Photographic sense is from 1839. Indecent exposure attested by 1825 …   Etymology dictionary

  • exposure — [ek spō′zhər, ikspō′zhər] n. [ EXPOS(E) + URE] 1. an exposing or being exposed; specif., a being exposed to harsh weather conditions without protection 2. a location, as of a house, in relation to the sun, winds, etc. [an eastern exposure] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • exposure — irradiation (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • exposure — exposure. См. облучение. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • exposure — exposé, *exposition Antonyms: cover: covering Contrasted words: *shelter, refuge, asylum, retreat …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • exposure — [n] uncovering; putting in view or danger acknowledgment, airing, baring, betrayal, confession, defenselessness, denudation, denunciation, disclosure, display, divulgence, divulging, exhibition, exposé, giveaway, hazard, introduction, jeopardy,… …   New thesaurus

  • exposure — ► NOUN 1) the state of being exposed to something harmful. 2) a physical condition resulting from being exposed to severe weather conditions. 3) the action of exposing a photographic film. 4) the quantity of light reaching a photographic film, as …   English terms dictionary

  • exposure — The vulnerability that is attached with an investment. There are different types of exposures that an investment may have, such as, currency exposure or economic exposure. For example, currency exposure is the proportion of your share portfolio… …   Financial and business terms

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