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Bear

An investor who believes a stock or the overall market will decline. A bear market is a prolonged period of falling stock prices, usually by 20% or more. Related: bull.

Bear

An investor who believes, for any technical or fundamental reason, that a security or the broader market will decline significantly. A bear takes the appropriate steps to limit losses during the period that they believe that the security will decline. They may sell their long positions or short sell the security to profit from the decline in price. See also: Bull.

bear

An investor who believes a security or some other asset or the security markets in general will follow a broad downward path. An investor can often be a bear on a particular security but not on the general market and vice versa. Compare bull.

bear

a person who sells a financial security (stock, share, foreign currency, etc.) in expectation that its market price is likely to fall. See SPECULATION. Compare BULL.

bear

a person who expects future prices in a STOCK EXCHANGE or COMMODITY MARKET to fall and who seeks to make money by selling shares or commodities. Compare BULL. See SPOT MARKET, FUTURES MARKET, BEAR MARKET.
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Experimental and CFD study on the mass flow-rate characteristic of air through orifice-type restrictor in aerostatic bearings, Tribology International 37(4): 309-315.
Figure 1 is a view of a typical ball bearing. The balls roll in the gap between the inner and outer race guided by the cage, which keeps the balls separated.
The tilting pad journal bearings were designed as five-pad, load-on-pad bearings, a design that has been commonly employed in compressors over the years.
Referring to the Series of Elastomeric Pad Bearings for Highway Bridges in China [21], a series of laminated rubber bearing specimens were fabricated and the parameters are listed in Table 1.
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BjE[sup.1]rnar Petersen, Mechanical Engineer, Akershus Energy, said: "We are very pleased with the performance of the Thordon technology, our first water-lubricated guide bearings. It's still early days, but we have noticed there is considerably less maintenance and monitoring to do compared with oil-lubricated systems.
The reliable operation of the taper roller bearings inside the discs, however, relies on an appropriate level of pre-load, which must be set by the maintenance team when the bearings are mounted.
Deciding which method to use depends mainly on bearing size.
Also important were the material's easy flow, which was critical to mold the complex shape, its ductility during ball bearing loading, its stiffness and strength to retain bearings during use, its dimensional control, and its ability to help reduce friction.
Experimental Study on the Effects of Different Bearings on Rotor Vibration
to monitor the bearing condition to make sure the proper amount of lubricant is being delivered to the bearing.