[ UK /ɛkspˈə‍ʊʒɐ/ ]
[ US /ɪkˈspoʊʒɝ/ ]
  1. the act of exposing film to light
  2. aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces
    the studio had a northern exposure
  3. vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain
    they died from exposure
    exposure to the weather
  4. the disclosure of something secret
    they feared exposure of their campaign plans
  5. abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving an infant out in the open)
  6. presentation to view in an open or public manner
    the exposure of his anger was shocking
  7. the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
    she denounced the exposure of children to pornography
  8. a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format
  9. the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate
    he used the wrong exposure
  10. the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    his vulnerability to litigation
    his exposure to ridicule
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How To Use exposure In A Sentence

  • Such aggregations not only promote transmission of micro-organisms but through repeated exposure allow large doses of these.
  • HIV-positive Pedro Zamora from the San Francisco season, for example, put a face to the stigmatized disease of AIDS and did a world of good with his exposure -- even getting the recognition of then-president Bill Clinton. Ryan O'Connell: Auditioning for the Real World Is Too Real
  • The results showed that cumulative OP exposure from about two-dozen foods often exceeded a child's acceptable Reference Dose (RfD).
  • And so it remains reasonably fresh in 2003, if only as a result of its continuing underexposure. Globe and Mail
  • A non-conductor can be charged by induction by exposure to an electrostatic field that is present on a surface charged with static electricity.
  • The international investment bank has warned investors of the potential risk exposure arising from equities.
  • Sample sites are located within recent quarry exposures, drainage and road cuttings.
  • The haircut is merely the latest stage in his curious and unusual battle to avoid overexposure.
  • We had to decide whether to increase investment or take time out and reduce our exposure. Times, Sunday Times
  • The viewfinder has information regarding the shutter speed, focus, exposure compensation and flash mark.
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