Definition of “exposure” - English Dictionary

“exposure” in English

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uk /ɪkˈspəʊ.ʒər/ us /ɪkˈspoʊ.ʒɚ/

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 (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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“exposure” in American English

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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 federal court jury found the workers had been harmed by prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers.
Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.

[ U ] Exposure is also a serious medical condition 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 creative teachers.

exposure noun (PUBLIC ATTENTION)

[ U ] the attention given to someone or something by television, newspapers, magazines, etc.:

More races means more exposure for the team.
He gained wide exposure in both the print and sound media.

exposure noun (MAKE PUBLIC)

[ U ] the act of stating facts publicly that show that someone is dishonest or dangerous:

Party officials 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 stated direction):

[ C ] Our dining room 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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uk /ɪkˈspəʊʒər/ us

[ 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.

[ 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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I am well aware of the gravity and danger of offensive exposure to children, because my own daughter - who is barely an adolescent - has been a target.
However, they are not just a private matter for the industries concerned, and need exposure, easy access and active review and monitoring.
Why try and hide the full level of banks' exposure to sovereign debt, especially when we all know the likely reality?
Not all the tests for small and medium-sized enterprises were necessary, and it would also have made sense to simplify the system by setting exposure and use categories.
The text that has just been adopted addresses the exposure of workers to artificial radiation and excludes natural source radiation from the scope of the directive.
Thus exposure to the sun is a known risk, for example to the agriculture and building industries, and is already sufficiently catered for.
Should workers’ health be adversely affected as a result of such exposure, the employer must take steps to reassess the risks.
We have previously dealt successfully with vibrations and noise and are now dealing with electromagnetic fields and workers’ exposure to these.
The amendment seeking to introduce measures against involuntary exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in indoor workplaces, enclosed public places and public transport also enhances the recommendation.
Many sectors of the economy, too, claim that competition cannot work for them or that exposure to competition could be detrimental to the objectives they pursue..