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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
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Ball bearing

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Adjective

bearing (not comparable)

Positive
bearing

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load; as, a bearing wall.

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Noun

Singular
bearing

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  1. A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.
  2. (nautical) The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and that of true north; subject to variation and deviation when taken by a magnetic compass
  3. Relevance; a relationship or connection.
    That has no bearing on this issue.
  4. One's posture, demeanor, or manner.
    She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing.
  5. (Often in plural:bearings) Direction or relative position.

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Verb

bearing

  1. Present participle of to bear.

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