1. The act of exposing or laying open, setting forth, laying bare of protection, depriving of care or concealment, or setting out to reprobation or contempt.
The exposure of Fuller . . . put an end to the practices of that vile tribe. --Macaulay.
2. The state of being exposed or laid open or bare; openness to danger; accessibility to anything that may affect, especially detrimentally; as, exposure to observation, to cold, to inconvenience.
When we have our naked frailties hid,
That suffer in exposure. --Shak.
3. Position as to points of compass, or to influences of climate, etc. “Under a southern exposure.”
The best exposure of the two for woodcocks. --Sir. W. Scott.
4. Photog. The exposing of a sensitized plate to the action of light.
n 1: vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold
or wind or rain; "exposure to the weather" or "they died
2: the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience;
"she denounced the exposure of children to pornography"
3: the disclosure of something secret; "they feared exposure of
their campaign plans"
4: aspect re light or wind; "the studio had a northern
5: the state of being vulnerable or exposed; "his vulnerability
to litigation"; "his exposure to ridicule" [syn: vulnerability]
6: the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or
plate; "he used the wrong exposure"
7: a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or
transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive
material [syn: photograph, photo, pic]
8: the act of exposing film to light
9: presentation to view in an open or public manner; "the
exposure of his anger was shocking"
10: abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as
infant out in the open)