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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How to say exposure in sign language?

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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. Peter Fanconi:

    The client needs to be aware... being a Swiss citizen and having U.S. exposure, there could be an inheritance issue. We have not actively advised, we have informed our clients there is possibly an end risk there.

  2. Eli Pars:

    It's geared toward investors that may be a little less comfortable - either because where we are in the cycle or just in general - with full-on exposure to the equity market.

  3. Mathias Basner:

    Passive strategies, like new windows or insulation, can be very effective for nocturnal noise exposure, but should really be our last resort, noise that is not produced can not have effects.

  4. David Stukus:

    Recommendations were to avoid allergenic foods until children were older, the thought process at the time was, well, if we avoid any exposure, maybe the allergic response won't develop.

  5. Nicolas Veron:

    The main problems in Spanish lenders were their high exposure to the real estate business, whereas Italian banks are more exposed in lending to businesses and households. And that makes it more difficult to address the problems.

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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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