exposure exposure  /ɪk ˈspoʊ ʒər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain
  2. (n) the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
  3. (n) the disclosure of something secret
  4. (n) aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces
  5. (n) the state of being vulnerable or exposed
  6. (n) the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate
  7. (n) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
  8. (n) the act of exposing film to light
  9. (n) presentation to view in an open or public manner
  10. (n) abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)

Usage(s):

  1. In the first study of its kind, researchers have linked mothers' prenatal exposure to environmental pollution to lower IQ in their children by age 5.
  2. The study found similar results with exposure to tobacco smoke.
  3. Hedge funds are constantly shifting their exposure, so it is difficult to predict the course a crisis will take.

News

  1. 10 biggest sun exposure myths

    You can't really get sunburned through a car window ... can you? Check out the 10 biggest sun exposure myths.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  2. How to Invest in REITs

    By Billy Fisher NEW YORK (MainStreet)--Retail investors can realize numerous benefits from investing in real estate investment trusts (REITs). Dividends, protection against inflation and exposure to real estate are just a few incentives for buying in. As with any investment, REITs do carry their risks. Here are some key points to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to purchase these ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  3. UBS AG Reiterated at Underperform

    On Jul 4, 2013, we maintained our long-term recommendation on UBS AG at Underperform, based on the company's exposure to several claims and regulatory matters for which net charges for provisions for litigation ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. He added: "When you consider the huge exposure of British pension funds to BP it starts to become a matter of national concern if a great British company is being continually beaten up."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Boris Johnson Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "If 30 years of exposure to the challenges inherent in our system have taught me anything, it has taught me that this work will require a leader who can operate with the full faith of Congress and the American people, and without distraction,"...
    on Feb 3, 2009 By: Tom Daschle Source: Jacksonville Business Journal

  3. "We can see tangible effects as a result of our initial responses to the losses," CEO Marcel Rohner said in a statement. "While our exposure is still subject to swings in market conditions, we see market demand for these securities returning...
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Marcel Rohner Source: News 10NBC

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