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EXPOSURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exposure mean? 

EXPOSURE (noun)
  The noun EXPOSURE has 10 senses:

1. vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain
2. the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
3. the disclosure of something secret
4. aspect re light or wind
5. the state of being vulnerable or exposed
6. the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate
7. a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
8. the act of exposing film to light
9. presentation to view in an open or public manner
10. abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)

  Familiarity information: EXPOSURE used as a noun is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPOSURE (noun)


Sense 1exposure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

exposure to the weather / they died from exposure

Hypernyms ("exposure" is a kind of...):

vulnerability (susceptibility to injury or attack)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exposure"):

wind exposure; windage (exposure to the wind (as the exposed part of a vessel's hull which is responsible for wind resistance))

solarisation; solarization (exposure to the rays of the sun)


Sense 2exposure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

she denounced the exposure of children to pornography

Hypernyms ("exposure" is a kind of...):

influence (causing something without any direct or apparent effort)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exposure"):

overexposure (the act of exposing someone excessively to an influencing experience)

underexposure (inadequate publicity)


Sense 3exposure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The disclosure of something secret

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

they feared exposure of their campaign plans

Hypernyms ("exposure" is a kind of...):

disclosure; revealing; revelation (the speech act of making something evident)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exposure"):

expose; unmasking (the exposure of an impostor or a fraud)

muckraking (the exposure of scandal (especially about public figures))


Sense 4exposure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Aspect re light or wind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

the studio had a northern exposure

Hypernyms ("exposure" is a kind of...):

aspect; panorama; prospect; scene; view; vista (the visual percept of a region)


Sense 5exposure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being vulnerable or exposed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

vulnerability; exposure

Context examples:

his vulnerability to litigation / his exposure to ridicule

Hypernyms ("exposure" is a kind of...):

danger (the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury)


Sense 6exposure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

he used the wrong exposure

Hypernyms ("exposure" is a kind of...):

light unit (a measure of the visible electromagnetic radiation)


Sense 7exposure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

photo; photograph; pic; exposure

Hypernyms ("exposure" is a kind of...):

icon; ikon; image; picture (a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exposure"):

spectrogram; spectrograph (a photographic record of a spectrum)

shot; snap; snapshot (an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera)

radiogram; radiograph; shadowgraph; skiagram; skiagraph (a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays))

photomicrograph (a photograph taken with the help of a microscope)

photographic print; print (a printed picture produced from a photographic negative)

stereo; stereoscopic photograph; stereoscopic picture (two photographs taken from slightly different angles that appear three-dimensional when viewed together)

still (a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes))

telephoto; telephotograph (a photograph made with a telephoto lens)

telephotograph (a photograph transmitted and reproduced over a distance)

time exposure (a photograph produced with a relatively long exposure time)

vignette (a photograph whose edges shade off gradually)

wedding picture (photographs of bride and groom and their friends taken at their wedding)

scene; shot (a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film)

photocopy (a photographic copy of written or printed or graphic work)

mug shot; mugshot (a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records))

mosaic (assembly of aerial photographs forming a composite picture)

beefcake (a photograph of a muscular man in minimal attire)

black and white; monochrome (a black-and-white photograph or slide)

blueprint (photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.)

cheesecake (a photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire)

closeup (a photograph taken at close range)

daguerreotype (a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor)

blowup; enlargement; magnification (a photographic print that has been enlarged)

frame (one of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies)

microdot (photograph reduced to the size of a dot (usually for purposes of security))

longshot (a photograph taken from a distance)

hologram; holograph (the intermediate photograph (or photographic record) that contains information for reproducing a three-dimensional image by holography)

headshot (a photograph of a person's head)

glossy (a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper)


Sense 8exposure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of exposing film to light

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("exposure" is a kind of...):

photography; picture taking (the act of taking and printing photographs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exposure"):

overexposure (the act of exposing film to too much light or for too long a time)

underexposure (the act of exposing film to too little light or for too short a time)

time exposure (exposure of a film for a relatively long time (more than half a second))


Sense 9exposure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Presentation to view in an open or public manner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the exposure of his anger was shocking

Hypernyms ("exposure" is a kind of...):

demonstration; presentation; presentment (a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exposure"):

debunking; repudiation (the exposure of falseness or pretensions)


Sense 10exposure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("exposure" is a kind of...):

abandonment; desertion; forsaking (the act of giving something up)


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