exposure

If you place someone or something in an environment that causes them to experience something, you can call this exposure. Exposure to sun and rain will cause wood to turn gray. In school, you will be given exposure to the basic principles of math, science and language.

The exposure of film to light results in a photograph. Sometimes, exposure is used without explicitly saying what something or someone was exposed to. It is simply implied. When a celebrity is given lots of exposure, it is well-known that the media is involved. If you die of exposure, it's understood that the harsh elements of the weather was meant. And if your house has a southern exposure, you know that this is the side where the sun shines.

Primary Meanings of exposure

1.
n
the state of being vulnerable or exposed
2.
n
the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
3.
n
presentation to view in an open or public manner
4.
n
the act of exposing film to light
5.
n
aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces
Full Definitions of exposure
1

n the state of being vulnerable or exposed

“his exposure to ridicule”
Synonyms:
vulnerability
Type of:
danger
the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury

n vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain

“" exposure to the weather" or "they died from exposure”
Types:
wind exposure, windage
exposure to the wind (as the exposed part of a vessel's hull which is responsible for wind resistance)
solarisation, solarization
exposure to the rays of the sun
Type of:
vulnerability
susceptibility to injury or attack

n abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)

Type of:
abandonment, desertion, forsaking
the act of giving something up
2

n the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience

“she denounced the exposure of children to pornography”
Types:
overexposure
the act of exposing someone excessively to an influencing experience
underexposure
inadequate publicity
Type of:
influence
causing something without any direct or apparent effort
3

n presentation to view in an open or public manner

“the exposure of his anger was shocking”
Types:
debunking, repudiation
the exposure of falseness or pretensions
Type of:
demonstration, presentation, presentment
a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view

n the disclosure of something secret

“they feared exposure of their campaign plans”
Types:
expose, unmasking
the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
muckraking
the exposure of scandal (especially about public figures)
Type of:
disclosure, revealing, revelation
the speech act of making something evident
4

n the act of exposing film to light

Types:
overexposure
the act of exposing film to too much light or for too long a time
underexposure
the act of exposing film to too little light or for too short a time
time exposure
exposure of a film for a relatively long time (more than half a second)
Type of:
photography, picture taking
the act of taking and printing photographs

n the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate

“he used the wrong exposure
Type of:
light unit
a measure of the visible electromagnetic radiation

n a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

Synonyms:
photo, photograph, pic, picture
Types:
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beefcake
a photograph of a muscular man in minimal attire
black and white, monochrome
a black-and-white photograph or slide
blueprint
photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.
cheesecake
a photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire
closeup
a photograph taken at close range
daguerreotype
a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor
blowup, enlargement, magnification
a photographic print that has been enlarged
frame
a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film
glossy
a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper
headshot
a photograph of a person's head
hologram, holograph
the intermediate photograph (or photographic record) that contains information for reproducing a three-dimensional image by holography
longshot
a photograph taken from a distance
microdot
photograph reduced to the size of a dot (usually for purposes of security)
arial mosaic, mosaic, photomosaic
arrangement of aerial photographs forming a composite picture
mug shot, mugshot
a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)
photocopy
a photographic copy of written or printed or graphic work
photographic print, print
a printed picture produced from a photographic negative
photomicrograph
a photograph taken with the help of a microscope
radiogram, radiograph, shadowgraph, skiagram, skiagraph
a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)
shot, snap, snapshot
an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
spectrogram, spectrograph
a photographic record of a spectrum
stereo, stereoscopic photograph, stereoscopic picture
two photographs taken from slightly different angles that appear three-dimensional when viewed together
still
a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
telephoto, telephotograph
a photograph made with a telephoto lens
telephotograph
a photograph transmitted and reproduced over a distance
time exposure
a photograph produced with a relatively long exposure time
vignette
a photograph whose edges shade off gradually
wedding picture
photographs of bride and groom and their friends taken at their wedding
scene, shot
a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
anaglyph
moving or still pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposed
autoradiograph
a radiogram produced by radiation emitted by the specimen being photographed
cutout
a photograph from which the background has been cut away
photostat
a photocopy made on a Photostat machine
proof
a trial photographic print from a negative
radiophoto, radiophotograph
a photograph transmitted by radio waves
X ray, X-ray, X-ray photograph, X-ray picture, roentgenogram
a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis
visible speech
spectrogram of speech; speech displayed spectrographically
outtake
a scene that is filmed but is not used in the final editing of the film
Type of:
representation
a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
5

n aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces

“the studio had a northern exposure
Type of:
aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, view, vista
the visual percept of a region

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