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exposure

noun uk   /ɪkˈspəʊ.ʒər/ us    /-ˈspoʊ.ʒɚ/

exposure noun (EXPERIENCE)

C1 [C or U] the fact of experiencing something or being affected by it because of being in a particular situation or place: You should always limit your exposure to the sun. Even a brief exposure to radiation is very dangerous.

exposure noun (MADE PUBLIC)

[C or U] the fact of something bad that someone has done being made public]: The exposure of the politician's love affair forced him to resign.

exposure noun (ATTENTION)

[U] the fact of an event or information being often discussed in newspapers and on the television, etc.: His last film got so much exposure in the press.

exposure noun (ILLNESS)

[U] a serious medical condition that is caused by being outside in very cold weather: All the members of the expedition to the South Pole died of exposure.

exposure noun (PHOTOGRAPH)

[C] a single photograph on a piece of film, or the amount of time a piece of film is open to the light when making a photograph: There are 24 exposures on this film.

exposure noun (DIRECTION)

[S] the direction in which something faces: Our dining room has a northern exposure (= faces north), so it's rather cold.
(Definition of exposure from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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