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bearing
  • noun
    A person's way of standing or moving. (a man of precise military bearing)
    Relation; relevance. (the case has no direct bearing on the issues being considered)
    The ability to tolerate something bad or to be tolerated. (school was bad enough, but now it's past bearing)
    A part of a machine that allows one part to rotate or move in contact with another part with as little friction as possible.
    The direction or position of something, or the direction of movement, relative to a fixed point. It is usually measured in degrees, typically with magnetic north as zero. (the Point is on a bearing of 015°)
    A device or charge. (armorial bearings)

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