Meaning of EXPOSURE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪkspoʊʒə(r) ]

( exposures)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Exposure to something dangerous means being in a situation where it might affect you.

Exposure to lead is known to damage the brains of young children.

N-UNCOUNT : usu N to n


Exposure is the harmful effect on your body caused by very cold weather.

He was suffering from exposure and shock but his condition was said to be stable...



The exposure of a well-known person is the revealing of the fact that they are bad or immoral in some way.

...the exposure of Anthony Blunt as a former Soviet spy...

N-UNCOUNT : usu with poss


Exposure is publicity that a person, company, or product receives.

All the candidates have been getting an enormous amount of exposure on television and in the press.

= publicity



In photography, an exposure is a single photograph. ( TECHNICAL )

Larger drawings tend to require two or three exposures to cover them.



In photography, the exposure is the amount of light that is allowed to enter a camera when taking a photograph. ( TECHNICAL )

Against a deep blue sky or dark storm-clouds, you may need to reduce the exposure.


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