From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexposureex‧po‧sure /ɪkˈspəʊʒə $ -ˈspoʊʒər/ AWL noun 1 to danger [uncountable]HARM/BE BAD FOR when someone is in a situation where they are not protected from something dangerous or unpleasantexposure to Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer.2 truth [uncountable]TELL A SECRET the action of showing the truth about someone or something, especially when it is badexposure of the exposure of his underground political activityexposure as her fear of exposure as a spy3 public attention [uncountable]TCNTCB the attention that someone or something gets from newspapers, television etc syn publicity The failure of their marriage has got a lot of exposure recently.4 experience [singular, uncountable] the chance to experience new ideas, ways of life etcexposure to The visit to Germany gave them exposure to the language. her brief exposure to pop stardom5 be very cold [uncountable]MI the harmful effects on your body of being outside in very cold weather without protection We nearly died of exposure on the mountainside. 6 photography [countable] a) TCPa length of film in a camera that is used to take a photograph I have three exposures left on this roll. b) TCPthe amount of time that light is allowed to enter the camera when taking a photograph7 show [countable]SHOW/LET somebody SEE something the act of showing something that is usually hidden8 business [countable, uncountable] the amount of financial risk that a company or person has9 direction [singular]DIRECTION the direction in which a building, hill etc faces My bedroom has a southern exposure. → indecent exposure
Examples from the Corpusexposure• For one thing, the rate is dependent on temperature, and exposure to direct sunlight over long periods increases hydration.• And for Connoiseur, the extra work and exposure should bring increased demand.• Their inner self will avoid exposure by controlling their feelings and emotions.• By turning the bag occasionally, all of the meat will receive good exposure to the marinade.• But his exposure to the tourism industry extended beyond his actual job description.• The convention brought money and media exposure to this small city.• Three climbers died of exposure in the Himalayas this weekend.• The excretion of mercury by the kidney generally forms the basis for measurement of exposure.• The true effect on wild dolphin populations of prolonged exposure to chemical pollutants is hard to measure.• radiation exposure• a window with a southern exposure• a timed exposureexposure to• Exposure to a second language should take place in elementary school.• Skin cancer is often caused by too much exposure to the sun.• California and Idaho limit an owner's or manufacturer's exposure to damages.exposure of• The paper won an award for its exposure of the scandal in the Oakland school district.