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.

Definitions of exposure
  1. noun
    the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    “his exposure to ridicule”
    synonyms: vulnerability
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    danger
    the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
  2. noun
    vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain
    “" exposure to the weather" or "they died from exposure”
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    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
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    vulnerability
    susceptibility to injury or attack
  3. noun
    abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)
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    abandonment, desertion, forsaking
    the act of giving something up
  4. noun
    the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
    “she denounced the exposure of children to pornography”
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    overexposure
    the act of exposing someone excessively to an influencing experience
    underexposure
    inadequate publicity
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    influence
    causing something without any direct or apparent effort
  5. noun
    presentation to view in an open or public manner
    “the exposure of his anger was shocking”
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    debunking, repudiation
    the exposure of falseness or pretensions
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    demonstration, presentation, presentment
    a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
  6. noun
    the disclosure of something secret
    “they feared exposure of their campaign plans”
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    expose, unmasking
    the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    muckraking
    the exposure of scandal (especially about public figures)
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    disclosure, revealing, revelation
    the speech act of making something evident
  7. noun
    the act of exposing film to light
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    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)
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    photography, picture taking
    the act of taking and printing photographs
  8. noun
    the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate
    “he used the wrong exposure
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    light unit
    a measure of the visible electromagnetic radiation
  9. noun
    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
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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
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    representation
    a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
  10. noun
    aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces
    “the studio had a northern exposure
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    aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, view, vista
    the visual percept of a region
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