exposure: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ik-spō'zhur), [key]
- the act of exposing.
- the fact or state of being exposed.
- 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, esp. in an open or public manner: His exposure of his anger shocked the company.
- a laying open or subjecting to the action or influence of something: exposure to the measles; The exposure of his theories to ridicule destroyed his self-confidence.
- the condition of being exposed without protection to the effects of harsh weather, esp. the cold: to suffer from exposure.
- the act of presenting a photosensitive surface to rays of light.
- the total amount of light received by a photosensitive surface or an area of such a surface, expressed as the product of the degree of illumination and the period of illumination.
- the image resulting from the effects of light rays on a photosensitive surface.
- situation with regard to sunlight or wind; aspect: a southern exposure.
- a putting out or deserting, esp. of a child, without shelter or protection; abandonment.
- something exposed, as to view; an exposed surface: exposures of rock.
- public appearance, esp. on the mass media.
- 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.
- exposure (Thesaurus)