Definition of Exposure

1. Noun. Vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain. "They died from exposure"

Generic synonyms: Vulnerability
Specialized synonyms: Wind Exposure, Windage, Solarisation, Solarization
Derivative terms: Expose

2. Noun. The act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience. "She denounced the exposure of children to pornography"
Generic synonyms: Influence
Specialized synonyms: Overexposure, Underexposure
Derivative terms: Expose

3. Noun. The disclosure of something secret. "They feared exposure of their campaign plans"
Generic synonyms: Disclosure, Revealing, Revelation
Specialized synonyms: Expose, Unmasking, Muckraking
Derivative terms: Expose

4. Noun. Aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces. "The studio had a northern exposure"
Generic synonyms: Aspect, Panorama, Prospect, Scene, View, Vista

5. Noun. The state of being vulnerable or exposed. "His exposure to ridicule"
Exact synonyms: Vulnerability
Generic synonyms: Danger
Derivative terms: Expose, Vulnerable, Vulnerable

6. Noun. The intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate. "He used the wrong exposure"
Generic synonyms: Light Unit
Derivative terms: Expose

7. Noun. A representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material.

8. Noun. The act of exposing film to light.
Generic synonyms: Photography, Picture Taking
Specialized synonyms: Overexposure, Underexposure, Time Exposure
Derivative terms: Expose

9. Noun. Presentation to view in an open or public manner. "The exposure of his anger was shocking"
Generic synonyms: Demonstration, Presentation, Presentment
Specialized synonyms: Debunking, Repudiation
Derivative terms: Expose, Expose

10. Noun. Abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open).
Generic synonyms: Abandonment, Desertion, Forsaking
Derivative terms: Expose

Definition of Exposure

1. n. 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.

Definition of Exposure

1. Noun. The condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected. ¹

2. Noun. (countable uncountable) That part which is facing or exposed to something, e.g. the sun, weather, sky, or a view. ¹

3. Noun. Lack of protection from weather or the elements. ¹

4. Noun. (photography) An instance of taking a photograph. ¹

5. Noun. (photography) The piece of film exposed to light. ¹

6. Noun. (photography) Details of the time and f-number used. ¹

7. Noun. (context: gardening) The amount of sun, wind etc. experienced by a particular site. ¹

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Definition of Exposure

1. the act of exposing [n -S]

Medical Definition of Exposure

1. A quantitative measure of x or gamma radiation at a certain place, based on its ability to produce ionisation in air. The former special unit of exposure was the roentgen (R). 1R = 2.58 x 10-4 C/kg. In the international system (SI unit), the special unit is coulomb per kilogram. (Exposure also is frequently used as a synonym for irradiation). (16 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Exposure

exposure (current term)
exposure dose
exposure keratitis
exposure meter
exposure meters
exposure odds ratio
exposure therapy
exposure treatment

Literary usage of Exposure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"In contrast, the variable 'ever treated for asthma' had odds ratios smaller than one with most of the exposure variables indicating a selection effect. ..."

2. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, Marguerite Knox, John D Baldeschwieler (1997)
"We also have attempted to'ana- lyze the extent and likelihood of exposure to these risk factors during the Gulf War. In most instances, however, ..."

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