device. often relying on balls or rollers. to reduce friction between mechanical parts such as a wheel or a pulley sheave and an axle or a shaft and case connecting rod. (contrast with bushing).

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
bearing (noun)
1.
the manner in which one or comports oneself - bears
2.
a) the act, power, or time of bringing forth offspring or fruit
b) a product of bearing - crop
3.
a) an object, surface, or point that supports
b) a machine part in which another part (as a journal or pin) turns or slides
4.
a figure borne on a heraldic field
5.
- pressure thrust
6.
a) the situation or horizontal direction of one point with respect to another or to the compass
b) a determination of position
c) comprehension of one's position, environment, or situation
d) - relation connection , also - purport
7.
the part of a structural member that rests on its supports
bearing (Wikipedia)

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