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English noun: exposure

1. exposure (attribute) vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain


SamplesExposure to the weather.
They died from exposure.


Broader (hypernym)vulnerability


Narrower (hyponym)solarisation, solarization, wind exposure, windage

2. exposure (act) the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience


SamplesShe denounced the exposure of children to pornography.


Broader (hypernym)influence


Narrower (hyponym)overexposure, underexposure

3. exposure (communication) the disclosure of something secret


SamplesThey feared exposure of their campaign plans.


Broader (hypernym)disclosure, revealing, revelation


Narrower (hyponym)expose, muckraking, unmasking

4. exposure (cognition) aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces


SamplesThe studio had a northern exposure.


Broader (hypernym)aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, view, vista

5. exposure (state) the state of being vulnerable or exposed


SamplesHis vulnerability to litigation.
His exposure to ridicule.


Synonymsvulnerability


Broader (hypernym)danger

6. exposure (quantity) the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate


SamplesHe used the wrong exposure.


Broader (hypernym)light unit

7. exposure (artifact) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material


Synonymsphoto, photograph, pic, picture


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)arial mosaic, beefcake, black and white, blowup, blueprint, cheesecake, closeup, daguerreotype, enlargement, frame, glossy, headshot, hologram, holograph, longshot, magnification, microdot, monochrome, mosaic, mug shot, mugshot, photocopy, photographic print, photomicrograph, photomosaic, print, radiogram, radiograph, scene, shadowgraph, shot, shot, skiagram, skiagraph, snap, snapshot, spectrogram, spectrograph, stereo, stereoscopic photograph, stereoscopic picture, still, telephoto, telephotograph, telephotograph, time exposure, vignette, wedding picture

8. exposure (act) the act of exposing film to light


Broader (hypernym)photography, picture taking


Narrower (hyponym)overexposure, time exposure, underexposure

9. exposure (act) presentation to view in an open or public manner


SamplesThe exposure of his anger was shocking.


Broader (hypernym)demonstration, presentation, presentment


Narrower (hyponym)debunking, repudiation

10. exposure (act) abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)


Broader (hypernym)abandonment, desertion, forsaking









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