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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 stand trial has no bearing on whether he’ll be found guilty.
  • bearing noun [U] (MANNER)

the particular way you find it natural to hold your body or the way you appear to other people: She was an imposing attorney with a dignified bearing.
(Definition of bearing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"bearing" in British English

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bearingnoun

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

get/find your bearings
to discover your exact position: The road system was so complicated that we had to stop to get our bearings several times.
to succeed in becoming familiar with a new situation: It takes a while to get your bearings when you start a new job.
lose your bearings
If you lose your bearings, you do not know where you are: They lost their bearings in the dark.
[C] specialized geography an exact position, measured clockwise (= 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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