Bearings: A bearing is a mechanical element that permits relative motion between two components or parts, with minimum friction.
Plain Bearings (Sliding Contact Bearings): A plain bearing is any bearing that works by sliding action, with or without lubricant.
Journal or Sleeve Bearings: These are cylindrical or ring-shaped bearings designed to carry radial loads.
Thrust Bearing: This type of bearing differs from a sleeve bearing in that loads are supported axially rather than radially.
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