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English definition of “bearing”

bearing

noun (INFLUENCE)    /ˈbeə.rɪŋ/ US  /ˈber.ɪŋ/
have a bearing on sth to have an influence on something or a relationship to something: What you decide now could have a considerable bearing on your future .Affecting and influencing
(Definition of bearing noun (INFLUENCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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