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expose + -ure
exposure (countable and uncountable, plural exposures)
- (uncountable) The condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected.
2013 June 8, "Obama goes troll-hunting", in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55:
The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
Limit your exposure to harsh chemicals. Get as much exposure to a new language as you can.
- (uncountable) Lack of protection from weather or the elements.
- 1993, Paul Chadwick, The Ugly Boy, Dark Horse Books
- As all of you know, a great tragedy occurred yesterday. Arthur Harcourt died of exposure sometimes in the morning in the woods off Mount Tom Road.
- The act of exposing something, such as a scandal.
- (countable, uncountable) That part which is facing or exposed to something, e.g. the sun, weather, sky, or a view.
They rented a cabin with a beautiful southern exposure.
- (photography) An instance of taking a photograph.
- (photography) The piece of film exposed to light.
- (photography) Details of the time and f-number used.
- (horticulture) The amount of sun, wind etc. experienced by a particular site.
Terms derived from exposure
the act of exposing something
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