browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
exposure

more about exposure

exposure


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  4.  (Photog.)  The  exposing  of  a  sensitized  plate  to  the  action 
  of  light. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exposure 
  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  re  light  or  wind;  "the  studio  had  a  northern 
  exposure" 
  5:  the  state  of  being  vulnerable  or  exposed;  "exposure  to 
  ridicule"  or  "vulnerability  to  litigation"  [syn:  {vulnerability}] 
  6:  the  intensity  of  light  falling  on  a  photographic  film  or 
  plate;  "he  used  the  wrong  exposure" 
  7:  a  picture  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}] 
  8:  presentation  to  view  in  an  open  or  public  manner;  "the 
  exposure  of  his  anger  was  shocking" 
  9:  the  act  of  exposing  film  to  light 
  10:  abandoning  without  shelter  or  protection  (as  by  leaving  as 
  infant  out  in  the  open) 




more about exposure