exposure
noun Date: 1605 1. the fact or condition of being exposed: as a. the condition of being presented to view or made known <
a politician seeks a lot of exposure
>
b. the condition of being unprotected especially from severe weather <
died of exposure
>
c. the condition of being subject to some effect or influence <
risk exposure to the flu
>
d. the condition of being at risk of financial loss <
minimizes your exposure to market fluctuations
>
; also an amount at risk 2. the act or an instance of exposing: as a. disclosure of something secret <
tried to prevent exposure of their past
>
b. the treating of sensitized material (as film) to controlled amounts of radiant energy; also the amount of such energy or length of such treatment <
a 3-second exposure
>
3. a. the manner of being exposed b. the position (as of a house) with respect to weather influences or compass points <
a room with a southern exposure
>
4. a piece or section of sensitized material (as film) on which an exposure is or can be made <
36 exposures per roll
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
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