What does exposure mean?

Definitions for exposure
ɪkˈspoʊ ʒərex·po·sure

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exposure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exposure(noun)

    vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain

    "exposure to the weather" or "they died from exposure";

  2. exposure(noun)

    the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience

    "she denounced the exposure of children to pornography"

  3. exposure(noun)

    the disclosure of something secret

    "they feared exposure of their campaign plans"

  4. exposure(noun)

    aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces

    "the studio had a northern exposure"

  5. vulnerability, exposure(noun)

    the state of being vulnerable or exposed

    "his vulnerability to litigation"; "his exposure to ridicule"

  6. exposure(noun)

    the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate

    "he used the wrong exposure"

  7. photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic(noun)

    a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

  8. exposure(noun)

    the act of exposing film to light

  9. exposure(noun)

    presentation to view in an open or public manner

    "the exposure of his anger was shocking"

  10. exposure(noun)

    abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)

Wiktionary

  1. exposure(Noun)

    The condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected.

  2. exposure(Noun)

    That part which is facing or exposed to something, e.g. the sun, weather, sky, or a view.

    They rented a cabin with a beautiful southern exposure.

  3. exposure(Noun)

    Lack of protection from weather or the elements.

    The vagrant died of exposure.

  4. exposure(Noun)

    An instance of taking a photograph.

  5. exposure(Noun)

    The piece of film exposed to light.

  6. exposure(Noun)

    Details of the time and f-number used.

  7. exposure(Noun)

    The amount of sun, wind etc. experienced by a particular site.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exposure(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [From Expose.]

  2. Exposure(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [From Expose.]

  3. Exposure(noun)

    position as to points of compass, or to influences of climate, etc

    Etymology: [From Expose.]

  4. Exposure(noun)

    the exposing of a sensitized plate to the action of light

    Etymology: [From Expose.]

Freebase

  1. Exposure

    In photography, exposure is the amount of light allowed to fall on each area unit of a photographic medium during the process of taking a photograph. Exposure is measured in lux seconds, and can be computed from exposure value and scene luminance in a specified region. In photographic jargon, an exposure generally refers to a single shutter cycle. For example: a long exposure refers to a single, protracted shutter cycle to capture enough low-intensity light, whereas a multiple exposure involves a series of relatively brief shutter cycles; effectively layering a series of photographs in one image. For the same film speed, the accumulated photometric exposure should be similar in both cases.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exposure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3938

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exposure' in Nouns Frequency: #1604

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exposure in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exposure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of exposure in a Sentence

  1. Talisa Hardin:

    The percentage of patients under investigation who eventually test positive for the virus is very high, but our hospital management has consistently refused to give nurses in my unit the protections that we need to avoid exposure and infection.

  2. Brad Slingerlend:

    We've positioned the portfolio to minimize the risk of exposure to companies that might be more directly impacted.

  3. Mark Natkin:

    For Chinese consumers, there's this real glee in having exposure to things that seem like futuristic technology developments, and then beyond that, I think there's a much greater comfort level with data sharing.

  4. Danda Jaroljmek:

    It's less known than the art market in South Africa or West Africa. We've had much less exposure, prices are affordable and you know we are the new thing so people are interested in what's happening.

  5. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

    Leader McConnell is doubling down on Leader McConnell violation of Leader McConnell oath, even after the exposure of new, deeply incriminating documents this week which provide further evidence of what we know : President Trump abused the power of his office for personal, political gain, the American people deserve the truth. Every Senator now faces a choice : to be loyal to the President or the Constitution.

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Translations for exposure

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  • تعرArabic
  • излагане, изложение, експозицияBulgarian
  • expozice, vystaveníCzech
  • Einwirkung, Belichtung, Lage, Kontakt, WitterungGerman
  • eksponoEsperanto
  • valotus, altistus, altistuminenFinnish
  • expositionFrench
  • nochtadhIrish
  • espozione, assideramento, posa, smascheramentoItalian
  • blootstelling, ligging, elementen, contact, de, belichting, aanDutch
  • exposiçãoPortuguese
  • poziție, dezgolire, înfățișare, prezentare, expunereRomanian
  • подвергание, выдержка, экспозиция, подверженность, незащищённость, экспонирование, местоположениеRussian
  • ایکسپوژرUrdu
  • 曝光Chinese

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