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Exposure may refer to:

  • Publicity, an activity designed to rouse public interest
  • Outing, exposure of someone's secret sexual orientation
  • In climbing, the state of openness with relation to the distance of a fall (see glossary of climbing terms)
  • In geology, an occurrence of a rock at the Earth's surface - an outcrop.

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Biology

Photography

  • Exposure (photography), the total amount of light allowed to fall on the sensor during the taking of a photograph
  • Exposure value, a value given to all combinations of camera shutter speed and aperture that gives the same exposure
  • Exposure latitude, the range of light intensities that a camera can capture
  • Multiple exposure, an exposure in which the sensitivity to light is reduced and then increased at least once during the total exposure time

Law

  • Abandonment: multiple meanings in law
  • Exposure is one form of infanticide practised in cultures throughout history, by leaving the baby in the open
  • Indecent exposure, the display of unclothed parts of the human body that is against local custom and law
  • Potential for damages
  • An insurance company's potential to provide coverage under an insurance policy

Music

Media

Finance

  • Market exposure, a measure of the proportion of money invested in the same industry sector
  • Investment, a financial holding in a particular market sector

Psychology

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Noun

Singular
exposure

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural exposures

exposure (countable and uncountable; plural exposures)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected.
    Limit your exposure to harsh chemicals.
    Get as much exposure to a new language as you can.
  2. (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.
  3. (uncountable) Lack of protection from weather or the elements.
    The vagrant died of exposure.
    • 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.
  4. (photography) An instance of taking a photograph.
  5. (photography) The piece of film exposed to light.
  6. (photography) Details of the time and f-number used.
  7. (horticulture) The amount of sun, wind etc. experienced by a particular site.

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Exposure can mean:

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Biology

  • A condition of very poor health or death resulting from lack of protection over prolonged periods under weather, extreme temperatures or dangerous substances (see also: hypothermia, hyperthermia, radioactive contamination, radiation poisoning)
  • Acute exposure, the exposure to a toxic substance during a short period of time
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis, any treatment started immediately after exposure to a disease

Photography

  • Exposure (photography), the total amount of light allowed to fall on the sensor during the taking of a photograph
  • Exposure value, a value given to all combinations of camera shutter speed and aperture that gives the same exposure
  • Exposure latitude, the range of light intensities that a camera can capture
  • Multiple exposure, an exposure in which the sensitivity to light is reduced and then increased at least once during the total exposure time

Law

  • Abandonment: leaving someone, such as an infant, especially in the open; also called "exposition"
  • Indecent exposure, the display of unclothed parts of the human body that is against local custom and law

Entertainment

  • Exposure (Robert Fripp album), a 1979 music album by Robert Fripp
  • Exposure (magic), the practise of revealing the secrets of magic to non-magicians
  • Exposures - In Retrospect and Denial, a 2004 compilation album by Dark Tranquillity
  • Exposure (TV series), a short film anthology series on Sci-Fi Channel from 2000–2002
  • Exposure (The Unit), an episode of the TV series The Unit

Finance

  • Market exposure, a measure of the proportion of money invested in the same industry sector
  • Investment, a financial holding in a particular market sector

Other meanings

  • Publicity, an activity designed to rouse public interest
  • Direct therapeutic exposure, a technique for the treatment of psychological disorders
  • Jan Jelinek, a German electronic musician who also operates under the name of The Exposures
  • In climbing, the state of openness with relation to the distance of a fall (see also: glossary of climbing terms)

Other pages

  • Expose
  • Double exposure
  • Exposure therapy, a treatment method for anxiety disorders
  • Mere exposure effect, a psychological artifact








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