Definitions for: Exposure


[n] the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience; "she denounced the exposure of children to pornography"
[n] abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)
[n] presentation to view in an open or public manner; "the exposure of his anger was shocking"
[n] the act of exposing film to light
[n] a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
[n] vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain; "exposure to the weather" or"they died from exposure"
[n] aspect re light or wind; "the studio had a northern exposure"
[n] the disclosure of something secret; "they feared exposure of their campaign plans"
[n] the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate; "he used the wrong exposure"
[n] the state of being vulnerable or exposed; "exposure to ridicule" or"vulnerability to litigation"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*po"sure (?;135), n. [From Expose.]
1. 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.

The exposure of Fuller . . . put an end to the
practices of that vile tribe. --Macaulay.

2. The state of being exposed or laid open or bare; openness
to danger; accessibility to anything that may affect,
especially detrimentally; as, exposure to observation, to
cold, to inconvenience.

When we have our naked frailties hid, That suffer in
exposure. --Shak.

3. Position as to points of compass, or to influences of
climate, etc. ``Under a southern exposure.'' --Evelyn.

The best exposure of the two for woodcocks. --Sir.
W. Scott.

4. (Photog.) The exposing of a sensitized plate to the action
of light.

Synonyms: photo, photograph, pic, vulnerability

See Also: abandonment, aspect, black and white, blueprint, closeup, daguerreotype, danger, debunking, demonstration, desertion, disclosure, enlargement, expose, forsaking, frame, headshot, hologram, icon, ikon, image, influence, light unit, longshot, magnification, microdot, monochrome, mosaic, muckraking, mug shot, overexposure, panorama, photocopy, photographic print, photography, photomicrograph, picture, picture taking, presentation, presentment, print, prospect, radiogram, radiograph, repudiation, revealing, revelation, scene, scene, shadowgraph, shot, skiagram, skiagraph, snapshot, solarisation, solarization, spectrogram, spectrograph, stereo, stereoscopic photograph, stereoscopic picture, still, telephoto, telephotograph, time exposure, time exposure, underexposure, unmasking, view, vignette, vista, vulnerability, wedding pictures, wind exposure, windage

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