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EXPO'SURE, noun s as z. [from expose.] The act of exposing or laying open.

1. The state of being laid open to view, to danger or to any inconvenience; as exposure to observation; exposure to cold, or to the air; exposure to censure.

2. The situation of a place in regard to points of compass, or to a free access of air or light. We say, a building or a garden or a wall has a northern or a southern exposure We speak of its exposure or exposition to a free current of air, or to the access of light.