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[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.


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