exposure

/əkˈspoʊʒə/ (say uhk'spohzhuh), /ɛk-/ (say ek-)

noun
1. the act of exposing.
2. disclosure, as of something private or secret.
3. revealing or unmasking, as of crime, fraud, an impostor, etc.
4. presentation to view, especially in an open or public manner.
5. a laying open or subjecting to the action or influence of something: exposure to the weather; exposure to danger; exposure to ridicule.
6. Photography
a. the act of presenting a sensitive material as film, plate, or paper, to the action of light or other actinic rays.
b. the duration of this exposure.
7. a putting out without shelter or protection, as of an abandoned child.
8. a state of being exposed.
9. contact with a hazardous substance.
10. situation with regard to sunlight or wind; aspect: a southern exposure.
11. something exposed, as to view; an exposed surface.
12. the opportunity to work in a particular area or with a particular group of people, which will be of benefit, especially in the advancement of a career.
13. Finance the amount that one may lose if an investment fails.
{expos(e) + -ure}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
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