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Dictionary definition for: Bearing

1. (n) relevant relation or interconnection; "those issues have no bearing on our situation"

2. (n) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

3. (s) producing or yielding; "an interest-bearing note" "fruit-bearing trees"

4. (n) dignified manner or conduct

5. (n) characteristic way of bearing one''s body; "stood with good posture"

6. (n) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

7. (n) a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily

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