underexposure

[ uhn-der-ik-spoh-zher ]
/ ˌʌn dər ɪkˈspoʊ ʒər /

noun

inadequate exposure, as of photographic film.
a photographic negative or print that is imperfect because of insufficient exposure.

Nearby words

  1. underemployed,
  2. underendowed,
  3. underestimate,
  4. underexpose,
  5. underexposed,
  6. underfed,
  7. underfeed,
  8. underfelt,
  9. underfinanced,
  10. underfired

Origin of underexposure

First recorded in 1870–75; under- + exposure

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for underexposure

underexposure

/ (ˌʌndərɪkˈspəʊʒə) /

noun

photog
  1. inadequate exposure to light
  2. an underexposed negative, print, or transparency
insufficient attention or publicity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012