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exposure

noun
 
 
/ɪkˈspəʊʒər/
EXPERIENCING [U] a situation in which someone experiences something or is affected by it because they are in a particular situation or place: There is a risk of exposure to radiation. Many young children now have exposure to computers in the home.Experiencing and suffering
MAKING PUBLIC [C, U] a situation in which something bad that you have done is made public: She was threatened with exposure by a journalist.Revealing secrets and becoming known
MEDICAL [U] a serious medical condition that is caused by being outside in very cold weather: He died of exposure while trying to climb Mount Everest.ColdSnow and ice
PHOTOGRAPH [C] a single photograph on a piece of film: This film has 24 exposures.Photography
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