Exposure vs Dose - What's the difference?

exposure | dose |

As nouns the difference between exposure and dose

is that exposure is (senseid)(uncountable) the condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected while dose is sow (female pig).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



  • (senseid)(uncountable) The condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.}}
  • (countable, uncountable) That part which is facing or exposed to something, e.g. the sun, weather, sky, or a view.
  • (uncountable) Lack of protection from weather or the elements.
  • * 1993 , (Paul Chadwick), The Ugly Boy , Dark Horse Books
  • As all of you know, a great tragedy occurred yesterday. Arthur Harcourt died of exposure sometimes in the morning in the woods off Mount Tom Road.
  • (senseid)(photography) An instance of taking a photograph.
  • (photography) The piece of film exposed to light.
  • (photography) Details of the time and f-number used.
  • (gardening) The amount of sun, wind etc. experienced by a particular site.
  • Derived terms

    * double exposure * multiple exposure * time exposure




    (en noun)
  • A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
  • The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-04-21, volume=411, issue=8884, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Subtle effects , passage=Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese
  • A venereal infection.
  • * 1978 , (Lawrence Durrell), Livia'', Faber & Faber 1992 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 382:
  • It would be very expensive to cure a dose here, as well as unbelievably painful.


  • to administer a dose
  • to prescribe a dose
  • Anagrams

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