ex ‧ po ‧ sure AC /ɪkˈspəʊʒə $ -ˈspoʊʒər/ BrE AmE noun
1 . TO DANGER [uncountable] when someone is in a situation where they are not protected from something dangerous or unpleasant
Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer.
2 . TRUTH [uncountable] the action of showing the truth about someone or something, especially when it is bad
the exposure of his underground political activity
her fear of exposure as a spy
3 . PUBLIC ATTENTION [uncountable] the attention that someone or something gets from newspapers, television etc SYN publicity :
The failure of their marriage has got a lot of exposure recently.
4 . EXPERIENCE [singular, uncountable] the chance to experience new ideas, ways of life etc
The visit to Germany gave them exposure to the language.
her brief exposure to pop stardom
5 . BE VERY COLD [uncountable] the harmful effects on your body of being outside in very cold weather without protection:
We nearly died of exposure on the mountainside.
6 . PHOTOGRAPHY [countable]
a) a length of film in a camera that is used to take a photograph:
I have three exposures left on this roll.
b) the amount of time that light is allowed to enter the camera when taking a photograph
7 . SHOW [countable] the act of showing something that is usually hidden
8 . BUSINESS [uncountable and countable] the amount of financial risk that a company or person has
9 . DIRECTION [singular] the direction in which a building, hill etc faces:
My bedroom has a southern exposure.
⇨ ↑ indecent exposure