when someone is in a situation where they are not protected from something dangerous or unpleasant
Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer.
the action of showing the truth about someone or something, especially when it is bad
the exposure of his underground political activity
her fear of exposure as a spy
the attention that someone or something gets from newspapers, television etc [= publicity]:
The failure of their marriage has got a lot of exposure recently.
the chance to experience new ideas, ways of life etc
The visit to Germany gave them exposure to the language.
her brief exposure to pop stardom
the harmful effects on your body of being outside in very cold weather without protection:
be very cold[uncountable]MI
We nearly died of exposure on the mountainside.
a length of film in a camera that is used to take a photograph:
I have three exposures left on this roll.
the amount of time that light is allowed to enter the camera when taking a photograph
the act of showing something that is usually hidden
the amount of financial risk that a company or person has
business[uncountable and countable]
the direction in which a building, hill etc faces:
My bedroom has a southern exposure.