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Definition of "bearings" []

  • A sense of one's relative position or situation; orientation (esp in the phrases lose, get, or take one's bearings)
  • The position or direction, as of a ship, fixed with reference to two or more known points
  • Plural form of bearing. (noun)

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Use "bearings" in a sentence
  • "First of all people, the word bearings is very much unrelated to age!"
  • "No he didn't ... he meant exactly what the word "bearings" is defined as: direction or position relative to a fixed point."
  • "The latitude and longitude are mine, and the bearings from the oak ribs on the shoal to Lion's Head, and the cross-bearings from the points unnamable, I only know."
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