Meaning of EXPOSURE in English

/ik spoh"zheuhr/ , n.

1. the act of exposing.

2. the fact or state of being exposed.

3. disclosure, as of something private or secret: the exposure of their invasion plans.

4. an act or instance of revealing or unmasking, as an impostor, crime, or fraud: the exposure of graft and corruption.

5. presentation to view, esp. in an open or public manner: His exposure of his anger shocked the company.

6. a laying open or subjecting to the action or influence of something: exposure to the measles; The exposure of his theories to ridicule destroyed his self-confidence.

7. the condition of being exposed without protection to the effects of harsh weather, esp. the cold: to suffer from exposure.

8. Photog.

a. the act of presenting a photosensitive surface to rays of light.

b. the total amount of light received by a photosensitive surface or an area of such a surface, expressed as the product of the degree of illumination and the period of illumination.

c. the image resulting from the effects of light rays on a photosensitive surface.

9. situation with regard to sunlight or wind; aspect: a southern exposure.

10. a putting out or deserting, esp. of a child, without shelter or protection; abandonment.

11. something exposed, as to view; an exposed surface: exposures of rock.

12. public appearance, esp. on the mass media.

13. a prominent, often overextended position or commitment, as in investment, that is considered precarious and risky: The bank was nervous about its exposure in Iran.

[ 1595-1605; EXPOSE + -URE ]

Syn. 3. divulgement, revelation, exposé. 5. display.

Ant. 1. concealment.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .