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"exposure" in British English

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exposurenoun

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 ​particularsituation or ​place: You should always ​limityour exposure to the ​sun. Even a ​brief exposure toradiation is very ​dangerous.
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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 ​loveaffairforced 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 ​movie got so much exposure in the ​press.

exposure noun (ILLNESS)

[U] a ​seriousmedicalcondition that is ​caused by being ​outside in very ​coldweather: All the ​members of the ​expedition to the ​SouthPoledied of exposure.

exposure noun (PHOTOGRAPH)

[C] a ​singlephotograph 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 ​diningroom has a ​northern exposure (= ​facesnorth), so it's ​rathercold.
(Definition of exposure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exposure" in American English

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exposurenoun

 us   /ɪkˈspoʊ·ʒər/

exposure noun (HARMFUL CONDITION)

[U] a ​situation or ​condition that makes someone ​likely to be harmed, esp. because the ​person has not been ​protected from something ​dangerous: A ​federalcourtjuryfound the ​workers had been harmed by ​prolonged exposure to ​asbestosfibers. Avoid ​prolonged exposure to ​sunlight. [U] Exposure is also a ​seriousmedicalcondition that is caused by being ​outside without ​protection from the ​weather.

exposure noun (OPPORTUNITY)

[U] the ​conditions that make ​available an ​opportunity to ​learn or ​experience new things: Additional exposure to the Japanese ​language was ​provided at ​meals. Students ​deserve exposure to ​creativeteachers.

exposure noun (PUBLIC ATTENTION)

[U] the ​attention given to someone or something by ​television, ​newspapers, ​magazines, etc.: More ​racesmeans more exposure for the ​team. He ​gainedwide exposure in both the ​print and ​soundmedia.

exposure noun (MAKE PUBLIC)

[U] the ​act of ​statingfactspublicly that show that someone is ​dishonest or ​dangerous: Partyofficials have ​succeeded in ​keeping a ​lid on exposure of the senator’s ​misdeeds.

exposure noun (DIRECTION)

[C usually sing] the ​condition of ​facing in (a ​stateddirection): [C] Our ​diningroom has a ​southern exposure, so we get plenty of ​sun.

exposure noun (PHOTOGRAPH)

[C] one of the ​positions in a ​strip of ​film that can ​produce a ​photograph: Get a ​roll of ​film with 36 exposures.
(Definition of exposure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exposure" in Business English

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exposurenoun

uk   us   /ɪkˈspəʊʒər/
[C or U] FINANCE the ​risk of ​losingmoney, 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 ​subprimemortgages, which are ​issued to ​people with ​weakcredithistories. If they do ​walk away from the ​deal their ​total exposure is around £40 million.
[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 ​publicattention that someone or something, especially an ​advertisement or ​product, receives: The ​overallwinner is ​guaranteedlots 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 ​realestatesectors.
(Definition of exposure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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