exposure

[ ik-spoh-zher ]
/ ɪkˈspoʊ ʒər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. expository,
  2. exposome,
  3. expostulate,
  4. expostulation,
  5. expostulatory,
  6. exposure dose,
  7. exposure index,
  8. exposure keratitis,
  9. exposure meter,
  10. exposé

Origin of exposure

First recorded in 1595–1605; expose + -ure

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British Dictionary definitions for exposure

exposure

/ (ɪkˈspəʊʒə) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for exposure

exposure

n.

c.1600, "public exhibition," from expose (v.) + -ure. Sense of "situation with regard to sun or weather" is from 1660s. Photographic sense is from 1839. Indecent exposure attested by 1825.

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