Meaning of EXPOSURE in English

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

exposure to

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

exposure of

the exposure of his underground political activity

exposure as

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

exposure to

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

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.