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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Exposure \Ex*po"sure\ (?;135), n. [From Expose.]
1. The act of exposing or laying open, setting forth, laying
bare of protection, depriving of care or concealment, or
setting out to reprobation or contempt.
The exposure of Fuller . . . put an end to the
practices of that vile tribe. --Macaulay.
2. The state of being exposed or laid open or bare; openness
to danger; accessibility to anything that may affect,
especially detrimentally; as, exposure to observation, to
cold, to inconvenience.
When we have our naked frailties hid,
That suffer in exposure. --Shak.
3. Position as to points of compass, or to influences of
climate, etc. "Under a southern exposure." --Evelyn.
The best exposure of the two for woodcocks. --Sir.
4. (Photog.) The exposing of a sensitized plate to the action
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or
cold or wind or rain; "exposure to the weather" or "they
died from exposure";
2: the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience;
"she denounced the exposure of children to pornography"
3: the disclosure of something secret; "they feared exposure of
their campaign plans"
4: aspect resulting from the direction a building or window
faces; "the studio had a northern exposure"
5: the state of being vulnerable or exposed; "his vulnerability
to litigation"; "his exposure to ridicule" [syn:
6: the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or
plate; "he used the wrong exposure"
7: a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print
or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive
material [syn: photograph, photo, exposure, picture,
8: the act of exposing film to light
9: presentation to view in an open or public manner; "the
exposure of his anger was shocking"
10: abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as
infant out in the open)
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
215 Moby Thesaurus words for "exposure":
ASA exposure index, DIN number, PR, acquaintance, airing,
apocalypse, apparition, appearance, appearing, arising, aspect,
attitude, avatar, azimuth, ballyhoo, baring, bearing, bearings,
blurb, bright light, bringing to light, casual discovery, catching,
celebrity, celestial navigation, chance discovery, coming,
coming into being, coming-forth, common knowledge, communicating,
communication, contact, cry, currency, danger, daylight,
dead reckoning, defenselessness, demonstration, denudation,
desquamation, detection, determination, determining, direction,
discernibleness, disclosing, disclosure, disconfirmation,
discovering, discovery, display, disproof, disproval, disproving,
distinguishment, divestment, divulging, eclat, emergence,
enactment, endangerment, epiphany, espial, excavation, excoriation,
exfoliation, exhibit, exhibition, exhibitionism, exhumation,
experience, explosion, expose, exposition, exposure meter, f-stop,
fame, familiarity, famousness, film rating, film speed, find,
finding, finding out, fix, forthcoming, frontage, glare, hazard,
helplessness, hoopla, hue and cry, imperilment, incarnation,
indecent exposure, invalidation, invention, issuance, jeopardy,
knowledge, lay, laying bare, laying open, leak, leaking,
lens opening, liability, lie, light meter, limelight,
line of position, locating, location, lucky strike, manifestation,
materialization, materializing, maximum dissemination, nakedness,
negation, nonimmunity, notoriety, observability, occurrence,
opening, openness, orientation, ostentation, outcrop, outcropping,
outlook, patefaction, perceptibility, performance, peril, pilotage,
plug, position, position line, presentation, presentment,
press notice, production, projection, public eye, public knowledge,
public relations, public report, publication, publicity,
publicity story, publicness, publishing, puff, radio bearing,
realization, reclame, recognition, redargution, rediscovery,
reductio ad absurdum, removal, removing the veil, report,
representation, retrospective, revealing, revealment, revelation,
rise, rising, risk, seeableness, serendipity, set, setting, show,
showing, showing forth, showing up, showup, shutter speed,
spotlight, spotting, strike, stripping, susceptibility,
susceptivity, the seen, the visible, theophany, time exposure,
treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, uncloaking, uncovering,
unearthing, unfolding, unfoldment, unmasking, unprotection,
unveiling, unwrapping, varnishing day, vernissage, view,
visibility, visibleness, visuality, vulnerability,
what is revealed, write-up
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