Exposure
Exposure 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. [1913 Webster]

The exposure of Fuller . . . put an end to the practices of that vile tribe. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

When we have our naked frailties hid, That suffer in exposure. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Position as to points of compass, or to influences of climate, etc. ``Under a southern exposure.'' --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

The best exposure of the two for woodcocks. --Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

4. (Photog.) The exposing of a sensitized plate to the action of light. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
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