W3 [ıkˈspəuʒə US -ˈspouʒər] n
1¦(to danger)¦
3¦(public attention)¦
5¦(be very cold)¦
1.) ¦(TO DANGER)¦[U]
when someone is in a situation where they are not protected from something dangerous or unpleasant
exposure to
Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer.
2.) ¦(TRUTH)¦[U]
the action of showing the truth about someone or something, especially when it is bad
exposure of
the exposure of his underground political activity
exposure as
her fear of exposure as a spy
the attention that someone or something gets from newspapers, television etc
The failure of their marriage has got a lot of exposure recently.
4.) ¦(EXPERIENCE)¦ [singular, U]
the chance to experience new ideas, ways of life etc
exposure to
The visit to Germany gave them exposure to the language.
her brief exposure to pop stardom
5.) ¦(BE VERY COLD)¦[U]
the harmful effects on your body of being outside in very cold weather without protection
We nearly died of exposure on the mountainside.
a) a length of film in a camera that is used to take a photograph
I have three exposures left on this roll.
b) the amount of time that light is allowed to enter the camera when taking a photograph
7.) ¦(SHOW)¦
the act of showing something that is usually hidden
8.) ¦(BUSINESS)¦ [U and C]
the amount of financial risk that a company or person has
9.) ¦(DIRECTION)¦ [singular]
the direction in which a building, hill etc faces
My bedroom has a southern exposure.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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