# exposure

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## Noun

 Singular exposure
1. (countable & uncountable) If ${\displaystyle x}$ has exposure to ${\displaystyle y}$, ${\displaystyle x}$ is not hidden or protected from ${\displaystyle y}$.
Staying out of the sun between 11am and 3pm can reduce exposure by 60 per cent.
Prolonged exposure to cold and wet may increase the chance of disease.
As a child of a Canadian father and Japanese mother, he had exposure to many different viewpoints.
The exposure of his crimes was the end of his career.
She had multiple exposures to the gas before becoming ill.
The campers died of exposure after two weeks in the cold.
2. (photography); (uncountable) The exposure is the amount of time that a film is hit by light.
3. (photography); (countable) One exposure is one section of film that is hit by light at one time.