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"An acquired taste is an appreciation for food or drink unlikely to be enjoyed by a person who has not had substantial exposure to it. It is the opposite of innate taste, which is the appreciation for things that are enjoyable by most persons without prior exposure to them."--Sholem Stein

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Exposure is the result of to uncover, make visible, bring to daylight, introduce to.

It may refer to:

  • Publicity, an activity designed to rouse public interest
  • Outing, exposure of someone's secret sexual orientation
  • In climbing, the state of openness with relation to the distance of a fall (see glossary of climbing terms)
  • In geology, an occurrence of a rock at the Earth's surface - an outcrop.




  • Exposure (photography), the total amount of light allowed to fall on the sensor during the taking of a photograph
  • Exposure value, a value given to all combinations of camera shutter speed and aperture that gives the same exposure
  • Exposure latitude, the range of light intensities that a camera can capture
  • Multiple exposure, an exposure in which the sensitivity to light is reduced and then increased at least once during the total exposure time


  • Abandonment: multiple meanings in law
  • Exposure is one form of infanticide practised in cultures throughout history, by leaving the baby in the open
  • Indecent exposure, the display of unclothed parts of the human body that is against local custom and law
  • Potential for damages
  • An insurance company's potential to provide coverage under an insurance policy




  • Market exposure, a measure of the proportion of money invested in the same industry sector
  • Investment, a financial holding in a particular market sector


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