- ex|po|sure [ ık`spouʒər ] noun **▸ 1 being placed in danger▸ 2 telling public about something▸ 3 public attention▸ 4 harm from cold weather▸ 5 being uncovered▸ 6 being introduced to something▸ 7 film/time for photograph▸ 8 direction something faces1. ) count or uncount the state of being put into a situation in which something harmful or dangerous might affect you:radiation exposureexposure to: information on how prolonged exposure to the sun affects your skin2. ) count or uncount the act of making something publicly known because you believe it is wrong or illegal:exposure of: a reporter famous for his exposure of corruption within the government3. ) uncount 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.4. ) uncount the harmful effect of very cold weather on your body:Two of the climbers died of exposure.5. ) count or uncount the act of allowing something that was covered or hidden to be seen:the exposure of the old carvings6. ) count or uncount the act of introducing someone to new ideas, activities, etc.:exposure to: the children's exposure to new ideas7. ) count TECHNICAL the amount of FILM used for taking one photographa ) count or uncount the amount of time that you allow light to reach the FILM in a camera when taking a photograph8. ) singular TECHNICAL the direction in which a room, building, hill, etc. faces:a southern exposure
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.