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English definition of “exposure”

exposure

noun     /ɪkˈspəʊʒər/
[C or U] FINANCE the risk of losing money , for example through a loan or investment , or the amount of money that might be lost : exposure to sth The bank had relatively little exposure to subprime mortgages , which are issued to people with weak credit histories . If they do walk away from the deal their total exposure is around £40 million. → See also currency exposure, credit exposure, debt exposure, exchange rate exposure
[U] the state of possibly being affected by something such as a substance or influence : exposure to sth The city's youths need more exposure to positive role models .
[U] MARKETING the amount of public attention that someone or something, especially an advertisement or product , receives : The overall winner is guaranteed lots of media exposure.get/gain exposure The product is being advertised to bloggers with the hope of getting more exposure.
[U] FINANCE the act of investing in something: exposure to sth Her clients wanted more exposure to the energy and real estate sectors .
(Definition of exposure noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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