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"bearing" in British English

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bearingnoun

uk   /ˈbeə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈber.ɪŋ/
  • bearing noun (POSITION)

get/find your bearings
to ​discoveryourexactposition: The ​roadsystem was so ​complicated that we had to ​stop to get ​our bearings several ​times.
to ​succeed in ​becomingfamiliar with a new ​situation: It ​takes a while to get ​your bearings when you ​start a new ​job.
lose your bearings
If you ​loseyour bearings, you do not ​know where you are: They ​losttheir bearings in the ​dark.
[C] specialized geography an ​exactposition, ​measuredclockwise (= to the ​right) from ​north. Bearings are given as three ​numbers: The ​campsite is 5 ​miles away from here on a bearing of 045 ​degrees. The ​yachtsman took a bearing on (= ​found his ​position by using) the ​lighthouse.

-bearingsuffix

uk   / -beə.rɪŋ/  us   / -ber.ɪŋ/
(Definition of bearing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bearing" in American English

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bearingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbeər·ɪŋ/
  • bearing noun [U] (CONNECTION)

connection to or ​influence on a ​result: The ​fact that he was ​ordered to ​standtrial has no bearing on whether he’ll be ​foundguilty.
  • bearing noun [U] (MANNER)

the ​particular way you ​find it ​natural to ​holdyourbody or the way you ​appear to other ​people: She was an ​imposingattorney with a ​dignified bearing.
(Definition of bearing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bearing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器部分, 轴承…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器部分, 軸承…
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“bearing” in American English

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