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ex·po·sure / ikˈspōzhər/ • n. 1. the state of being exposed to contact with something: the dangers posed by exposure to asbestos. ∎  an act or instance of being uncovered or unprotected: thick exposures of ice in the western Arctic islands. ∎  a physical condition resulting from being outside in severe weather conditions without adequate protection: he died of exposure at 8,000 feet. ∎  experience of something: his exposure to the banking system. ∎  the action of exposing a photographic film to light or other radiation: a camera which would give a picture immediately after exposure. ∎  the quantity of light or other radiation reaching a photographic film, as determined by shutter speed and lens aperture. ∎  the action of placing oneself at risk of financial losses, e.g., through making loans, granting credit, or underwriting insurance. 2. the publicizing of information or an event: scientific findings receive regular exposure in the media. 3. the direction in which a building faces; an outlook: the exposure is perfect—a gentle slope to the southwest.

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exposure (iks-poh-zher) n. (in behaviour therapy) a method of treating fears and phobias that involves confronting the individual with the feared object or situation, either gradually (see desensitization, graded self-exposure) or suddenly (see flooding).

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exposure •azure •leisure, made-to-measure, measure, pleasure, treasure •countermeasure •Australasia, embrasure •seizure •closure, composure, enclosure, exposure, foreclosure •Hoosier

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