folding

folding
noun
1. the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
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understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code

Syn: ↑protein folding
Hypernyms: ↑organic process, ↑biological process
2. a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
Syn: ↑fold
Hypernyms: ↑geological process, ↑geologic process
3. the act of folding
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he gave the napkins a double fold

Syn: ↑fold
Derivationally related forms: ↑fold, ↑fold (for: ↑fold)
Hypernyms: ↑change of shape
Hyponyms: ↑plication, ↑pleating
adjective
capable of being folded up and stored
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a foldaway bed

Syn: ↑foldable, ↑foldaway
Similar to: ↑collapsible, ↑collapsable

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Folding — Fold ing, n. 1. The act of making a fold or folds; also, a fold; a doubling; a plication. [1913 Webster] The lower foldings of the vest. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. (Agric.) The keepig of sheep in inclosures on arable land, etc. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Folding — Fold may refer to:*Above the fold, a graphic design concept originating in newspapers *Fold (from the Saxon falod ) meaning a staked off pasture area (e.g. Sheepfold, an enclosure for sheep) and used in place names such as the Fold Villages.… …   Wikipedia

  • folding — 1. adjective Designed to fold; as a folding bed, a folding chair, etc. 2. noun a) The action of folding; a fold. b) : a source code display technique that can hide the contents of methods, classes, etc. for easier navigation …   Wiktionary

  • folding — adjective Date: 15th century capable of being folded into a more compact shape < folding chairs > < a folding door > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Folding — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Folding est un terme anglais signifiant repliage. Il désigne : Le pliage de code dans un éditeur de texte Le repliage des protéines (voir aussi le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • folding — fold|ing [ fouldıŋ ] adjective folding furniture can be folded into a shape or position that uses less space: a folding chair/table …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • folding — UK [ˈfəʊldɪŋ] / US [ˈfoʊldɪŋ] adjective folding furniture can be folded into a shape or position that uses less space a folding chair/table …   English dictionary

  • Folding — Fold Fold (f[=o]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Folded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Folding}.] [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. f[*a]lla, Goth. fal[thorn]an, cf. Gr. di pla sios twofold, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • folding — adj. Folding is used with these nouns: ↑chair, ↑door, ↑partition, ↑pushchair, ↑screen, ↑table, ↑wing …   Collocations dictionary

  • folding — fold|ing [ˈfəuldıŋ US ˈfoul ] adj [only before noun] a folding bicycle, bed, chair etc has parts that you can bend or fold together to make it easier to carry or store →↑foldaway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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