Exposure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspoʊʒər|  American pronunciation of the word exposure
Brit.  |ɪkˈspəʊʒə|  British pronunciation of the word exposure

noun

- vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain
- the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
- the disclosure of something secret
- aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces
- the state of being vulnerable or exposed(syn: vulnerability)
- the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate
- a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format (syn: photo, photograph, pic, picture)

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Examples

children's exposure to violence on television

He risks exposure to ridicule by saying such things in public.

The candidates are competing for television exposure.

At least two people died of exposure in Chicago overnight.

All the candidates have been getting an enormous amount of exposure on television and in the press.

My bedroom has a southern exposure.

Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer.

The failure of their marriage has got a lot of exposure recently.

The visit to Germany gave them exposure to the language.

We nearly died of exposure on the mountainside.

I have three exposures left on this roll.

Exposure to lead is known to damage the brains of young children.

I was lucky enough when I was quite young to have an exposure to computers.

A politician seeks a lot of exposure.

The exposure of his anger was shocking.

Word forms

noun
singular: exposure
plural: exposures
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