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  1. [geodesy] The horizontal direction of a point in relation to another point, expressed as an angle from a known direction, usually north, and usually measured from 0 degrees at the reference direction clockwise through 360 degrees. Bearings are often referred to as true bearings, magnetic bearings, or assumed bearings, depending on whether the meridian is true, magnetic, or assumed. Media\bearing.gif
  2. [cartography] A horizontal angle given in degrees ranging from 0 to 90; in strict nautical terminology, the "azimuth of a track."

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