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. exposurenoun

    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. exposurenoun

    the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience

    "she denounced the exposure of children to pornography"

  3. exposurenoun

    the disclosure of something secret

    "they feared exposure of their campaign plans"

  4. exposurenoun

    aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces

    "the studio had a northern exposure"

  5. vulnerability, exposurenoun

    the state of being vulnerable or exposed

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

  6. exposurenoun

    the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate

    "he used the wrong exposure"

  7. photograph, photo, exposure, picture, picnoun

    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. exposurenoun

    the act of exposing film to light

  9. exposurenoun

    presentation to view in an open or public manner

    "the exposure of his anger was shocking"

  10. exposurenoun

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


  1. exposurenoun

    The condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected.

  2. exposurenoun

    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. exposurenoun

    Lack of protection from weather or the elements.

    The vagrant died of exposure.

  4. exposurenoun

    An instance of taking a photograph.

  5. exposurenoun

    The piece of film exposed to light.

  6. exposurenoun

    Details of the time and f-number used.

  7. exposurenoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exposurenoun

    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

  2. Exposurenoun

    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

  3. Exposurenoun

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

  4. Exposurenoun

    the exposing of a sensitized plate to the action of light

  5. Etymology: [From Expose.]


  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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  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. Margaret Karagas:

    Earlier exposure to indoor tanning is associated with a greater risk for developing basal cell carcinoma at a young age, the new FDA regulations reinforce the science that teens and young adults may be especially vulnerable to developing skin cancer if they use tanning beds.

  2. David Joy:

    China is an issue for them, but at the same time they continue to grow and they continue to innovate, you have to have exposure in technology. We just think as you look around at the market landscape, it's one of the better places to be right now.

  3. Andre Bakhos:

    We're coming off a strong session on the back of solid economic data that the markets needed to justify additional exposure to equities, there is ample evidence that equities are the only game in town right now.

  4. Wells Fargo & Co:

    Our credit exposure to private prison companies has significantly decreased and is expected to continue to decline, and we are not actively marketing to that sector.

  5. Chairwoman Ana Botin:

    (The deal) is an opportunity to gain exposure to a diversified, global bank with growing and more predictable results than those of comparable peers.

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Translations for exposure

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  • تعرArabic
  • изложение, излагане, експозицияBulgarian
  • vystavení, expoziceCzech
  • Witterung, Kontakt, Lage, Einwirkung, BelichtungGerman
  • eksponoEsperanto
  • valotus, altistus, altistuminenFinnish
  • expositionFrench
  • nochtadhIrish
  • espozione, assideramento, posa, smascheramentoItalian
  • ligging, aan, blootstelling, belichting, de, contact, elementenDutch
  • exposiçãoPortuguese
  • înfățișare, poziție, dezgolire, expunere, prezentareRomanian
  • подвергание, местоположение, экспонирование, незащищённость, подверженность, экспозиция, выдержкаRussian
  • ایکسپوژرUrdu
  • 曝光Chinese

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