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Noun: exposure  ik'spow-zhu(r)
  1. Vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat, cold, wind or rain
    "exposure to the weather" or "they died from exposure"
     
  2. The act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
    "she denounced the exposure of children to pornography"
     
  3. The disclosure of something secret
    "they feared exposure of their campaign plans"
     
  4. Aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces
    "the studio had a northern exposure"
     
  5. The state of being vulnerable or exposed
    "his exposure to ridicule";
    - vulnerability
     
  6. The intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate
    "he used the wrong exposure"
     
  7. A static picture taken by a camera, recorded by focussing light onto a light-sensitive surface (usually a sensor in a digital camera, or historically a chemically treated plate or film)
    - photograph, photo, picture, pic
     
  8. The act of exposing film to light
     
  9. Presentation to view in an open or public manner
    "the exposure of his anger was shocking"
     
  10. Abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving an infant out in the open)

Derived forms: exposures

Type of: abandonment, aspect, danger, demonstration, desertion, disclosure, forsaking, influence, light unit, panorama, photography, picture taking, presentation, presentment, prospect, representation, revealing, revelation, scene, view, vista, vulnerability

Encyclopedia: Exposure