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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.


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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