exposure - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the state of being put into a situation in which something harmful or dangerous might affect you

    radiation exposure

    exposure to:

    Even a small amount of exposure to the midday sun can cause burning.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the act of making something publicly known because you believe that it is wrong or illegal
    exposure of:

    a journalist famous for his exposure of corruption within the government

  3. 3
    [uncountable] things that are written or said about a person, product, event etc that make them well known

    Both candidates are getting a lot of exposure in the press.

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  4. 4
    [uncountable] the harmful effect of very cold weather on your body

    Two of the climbers died of exposure.

  5. 5
    [countable/uncountable] the act of allowing something that was covered or hidden to be seen

    the exposure of the old carvings

  6. 6
    [countable/uncountable] the act of providing someone with the opportunity to experience new ideas, activities etc
    exposure to:

    the children’s exposure to new ideas

  7. 8
    [countable] the amount of film used for taking one photograph
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] the amount of time that you allow light to reach the film in a camera when taking a photograph