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The word bearing can mean:

  • Bearing (navigation), A word used for different methods that try to find out the angle between an object used for this purpose, and a reference direction
  • Bearing (mechanical), A device to permit fixed direction motion between two parts
  • Bearing (posture or carriage): as in She walks with self-assured bearing
  • Bearing (relevance): as in That has no bearing on the issue.

The word may be used in less frequent contexts than these examples. If in doubt, check in a good dictionary.