Exposure can refer to

In 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

In 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

In 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

In music:
* Exposure (Robert Fripp album), a 1979 music album by Robert Fripp
* "Exposures - In Retrospect and Denial", a 2004 compilation album by Dark Tranquillity
* Jan Jelinek, a German electronic musician who also operates under the name of The Exposures

In entertainment:
* Exposure (magic), the practice of revealing the secrets of magic to non-magicians
* Exposure (TV series), a short film anthology series on Sci-Fi Channel from 2000–2002
* "Exposure", another name for the 1991 movie A Grande Arte starring Peter Coyote as a photographer
* "Exposure", a 2000 drama film by director David Blyth, starring Ron Silver
* "Exposure (The Unit)", an episode of the TV series The Unit

In 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

Exposure may also refer to:
* Publicity, an activity designed to rouse public interest
* Direct therapeutic exposure, a technique for the treatment of psychological disorders
* In climbing, the state of openness with relation to the distance of a fall ("see also: glossary of climbing terms")

ee also

* Expose
* Double exposure
* Exposure therapy, a treatment method for anxiety disorders
* Mere exposure effect, a psychological artifact
* Indecent exposure, public nudity

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  • exposure — ex·po·sure n 1: the fact or condition of being exposed; also: the possibility of loss caused by an outside source used in insurance 2: the act or an instance of exposing 3: something that exposes someone or something; esp: something (as a… …   Law dictionary

  • Exposure — Ex*po sure (?;135), n. [From {Expose}.] 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. [1913 Webster] The exposure of Fuller . . . put… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exposure — c.1600, public exhibition, from EXPOSE (Cf. expose) (v.) + URE (Cf. ure). Sense of situation with regard to sun or weather is from 1660s. Photographic sense is from 1839. Indecent exposure attested by 1825 …   Etymology dictionary

  • exposure — [ek spō′zhər, ikspō′zhər] n. [ EXPOS(E) + URE] 1. an exposing or being exposed; specif., a being exposed to harsh weather conditions without protection 2. a location, as of a house, in relation to the sun, winds, etc. [an eastern exposure] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • exposure — irradiation (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • exposure — exposure. См. облучение. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • exposure — exposé, *exposition Antonyms: cover: covering Contrasted words: *shelter, refuge, asylum, retreat …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • exposure — [n] uncovering; putting in view or danger acknowledgment, airing, baring, betrayal, confession, defenselessness, denudation, denunciation, disclosure, display, divulgence, divulging, exhibition, exposé, giveaway, hazard, introduction, jeopardy,… …   New thesaurus

  • exposure — ► NOUN 1) the state of being exposed to something harmful. 2) a physical condition resulting from being exposed to severe weather conditions. 3) the action of exposing a photographic film. 4) the quantity of light reaching a photographic film, as …   English terms dictionary

  • exposure — The vulnerability that is attached with an investment. There are different types of exposures that an investment may have, such as, currency exposure or economic exposure. For example, currency exposure is the proportion of your share portfolio… …   Financial and business terms

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