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Dictionary definition for: Exposure

1. (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"

2. (n) the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience; "she denounced the exposure of children to pornography"

3. (n) the disclosure of something secret; "they feared exposure of their campaign plans"

4. (n) aspect re light or wind; "the studio had a northern exposure"

5. (n) the state of being vulnerable or exposed; "his vulnerability to litigation" "his exposure to ridicule"

6. (n) the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate; "he used the wrong exposure"

7. (n) a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

8. (n) the act of exposing film to light

9. (n) presentation to view in an open or public manner; "the exposure of his anger was shocking"

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

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