[ik-spoh-zher] /ɪkˈspoʊ ʒər/
the act of exposing, laying open, or uncovering:
the sudden exposure of objects that were hidden under the blanket.
the fact or state of being exposed:
A bandage will avoid exposure of the wound.
disclosure, as of something private or secret:
the exposure of their invasion plans.
an act or instance of revealing or unmasking, as an impostor, crime, or fraud:
the exposure of graft and corruption.
presentation to view, especially in an open or public manner:
His exposure of his anger shocked the company.
The suspect was arrested for exposure in public.
a laying open or subjecting to the action or influence of something:
The exposure of his theories to ridicule destroyed his self-confidence.
the condition of being exposed to danger, harm, etc.: exposure to toxic mold;
exposure to a deadly disease.
the condition of being exposed without protection to the effects of harsh weather, especially the cold:
to suffer from exposure.
situation with regard to sunlight or wind; aspect:
a southern exposure.
a putting out or deserting, especially of a child, without shelter or protection; abandonment.
something exposed, as to view; an exposed surface:
exposures of rock.
public appearance, notice, attention, mention, or discussion, especially in the media:
great ways to gain exposure for your products on TV and on the Internet.
a prominent, often overextended position or commitment, as in investment, that is considered precarious and risky:
The bank was nervous about its exposure in Iran.
the act of exposing or the condition of being exposed
the position or outlook of a house, building, etc; aspect: the bedroom has a southern exposure
lack of shelter from the weather, esp the cold: to die of exposure
a surface that is exposed: an exposure of granite
(mountaineering) the degree to which a climb, etc is exposed See exposed (sense 4)
appearance or presentation before the public, as in a theatre, on television, or in films
See indecent exposure
c.1600, “public exhibition,” from expose (v.) + -ure. Sense of “situation with regard to sun or weather” is from 1660s. Photographic sense is from 1839. Indecent exposure attested by 1825.
noun, Physics. 1. a measure of radiation based on the ability to produce ionization: expressed in roentgens.
noun, Photography. 1. a figure indicating the proper exposure for a film of a certain speed in a certain light.
- Exposure keratitis
exposure keratitis ex·po·sure keratitis (ĭk-spō’zhər) n. See lagophthalmic keratitis.
noun, Photography. 1. an instrument for measuring the intensity of light in a certain place or upon a certain object, having an adjustable scale for determining the optimum relations of shutter speeds and stops at each intensity. noun 1. (photog) an instrument for measuring the intensity of light, usually by means of a photocell, so […]