underexpose

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verb un·der·ex·pose \ˌən-dər-ik-ˈspōz\

Definition of underexpose

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to expose insufficiently; especially :  to expose (as film) to insufficient radiation (as light)

underexposure

play \-ˈspō-zhər\ noun

Examples of underexpose in a sentence

  1. The film was underexposed and the pictures came out too dark.

1861

First Known Use of underexpose

1861


UNDEREXPOSE Defined for English Language Learners

underexpose

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verb un·der·ex·pose \ˌən-dər-ik-ˈspōz\

Definition of underexpose for English Language Learners

  • : to allow too little light to fall on (film in a camera) when you are taking a photograph


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