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Meaning of EXPOSURE

Pronunciation:  ik'spowzhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience; "she denounced the exposure of children to pornography"
  2. [n]  abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)
  3. [n]  presentation to view in an open or public manner; "the exposure of his anger was shocking"
  4. [n]  the act of exposing film to light
  5. [n]  a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
  6. [n]  vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain; "exposure to the weather" or"they died from exposure"
  7. [n]  aspect re light or wind; "the studio had a northern exposure"
  8. [n]  the disclosure of something secret; "they feared exposure of their campaign plans"
  9. [n]  the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate; "he used the wrong exposure"
  10. [n]  the state of being vulnerable or exposed; "exposure to ridicule" or"vulnerability to litigation"

EXPOSURE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: photo, photograph, pic, vulnerability
 See Also: abandonment, aspect, black and white, blueprint, closeup, daguerreotype, danger, debunking, demonstration, desertion, disclosure, enlargement, expose, forsaking, frame, headshot, hologram, icon, ikon, image, influence, light unit, longshot, magnification, microdot, monochrome, mosaic, muckraking, mug shot, overexposure, panorama, photocopy, photographic print, photography, photomicrograph, picture, picture taking, presentation, presentment, print, prospect, radiogram, radiograph, repudiation, revealing, revelation, scene, scene, shadowgraph, shot, skiagram, skiagraph, snapshot, solarisation, solarization, spectrogram, spectrograph, stereo, stereoscopic photograph, stereoscopic picture, still, telephoto, telephotograph, time exposure, time exposure, underexposure, unmasking, view, vignette, vista, vulnerability, wedding pictures, wind exposure, windage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*po"sure\ (?;135), n. [From {Expose}.]
1. 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.

         The exposure of Fuller . . . put an end to the
         practices of that vile tribe.         --Macaulay.

2. 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.

         When we have our naked frailties hid, That suffer in
         exposure.                             --Shak.

3. Position as to points of compass, or to influences of
   climate, etc. ``Under a southern exposure.'' --Evelyn.

         The best exposure of the two for woodcocks. --Sir.
                                               W. Scott.

4. (Photog.) The exposing of a sensitized plate to the action
   of light.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Direction that an area, especially a slope, faces.
 Definition: (1) a natural or artificial section or cut into the ground, such as a wind blow-out, sea-cliff, or roadcut. (2) the orientation of a site in relation to magnetic direction or the sun - e.g. a "southern exposure". (3) the quality of color, contrast and light in a photograph.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acquaintance, airing, apocalypse, apparition, appearance, appearing, arising, ASA exposure index, attitude, avatar, azimuth, ballyhoo, baring, bearing, bearings, blurb, bright light, bringing to light, casual discovery, catching, celebrity, celestial navigation, chance discovery, coming, coming into being, coming-forth, common knowledge, communicating, communication, contact, cry, currency, danger, daylight, dead reckoning, defenselessness, demonstration, denudation, desquamation, detection, determination, determining, DIN number, direction, discernibleness, disclosing, disclosure, disconfirmation, discovering, discovery, display, disproof, disproval, disproving, distinguishment, divestment, divulging, eclat, emergence, enactment, endangerment, epiphany, espial, excavation, excoriation, exfoliation, exhibit, exhibition, exhibitionism, exhumation, experience, explosion, expose, exposition, exposure meter, fame, familiarity, famousness, film rating, film speed, find, finding, finding out, fix, forthcoming, frontage, f-stop, glare, hazard, helplessness, hoopla, hue and cry, imperilment, incarnation, indecent exposure, invalidation, invention, issuance, jeopardy, knowledge, lay, laying bare, laying open, leak, leaking, lens opening, liability, lie, light meter, limelight, line of position, locating, location, lucky strike, manifestation, materialization, materializing, maximum dissemination, nakedness, negation, nonimmunity, notoriety, observability, occurrence, opening, openness, orientation, ostentation, outcrop, outcropping, outlook, patefaction, perceptibility, performance, peril, pilotage, plug, position, position line, PR, presentation, presentment, press notice, production, projection, public eye, public knowledge, public relations, public report, publication, publicity, publicity story, publicness, publishing, puff, radio bearing, realization, reclame, recognition, redargution, rediscovery, reductio ad absurdum, removal, removing the veil, report, representation, retrospective, revealing, revealment, revelation, rise, rising, risk, seeableness, serendipity, set, setting, show, showing, showing forth, showing up, showup, shutter speed, spotlight, spotting, strike, stripping, susceptibility, susceptivity, the seen, the visible, theophany, time exposure, treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, uncloaking, uncovering, unearthing, unfolding, unfoldment, unmasking, unprotection, unveiling, unwrapping, varnishing day, vernissage, view, visibility, visibleness, visuality, vulnerability, what is revealed, write-up