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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protein folding, foldingnoun

    the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape

    "understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code"

  2. fold, foldingnoun

    a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock

  3. fold, foldingadjective

    the act of folding

    "he gave the napkins a double fold"

  4. foldable, foldaway, folding(a)adjective

    capable of being folded up and stored

    "a foldaway bed"


  1. foldingnoun

    The action of folding; a fold.

  2. foldingnoun

    Code folding: a source code display technique that can hide the contents of methods, classes, etc. for easier navigation.

  3. foldingadjective

    Designed to fold; as a folding bed, a folding chair, etc.


  1. folding

    Folding refers to the action or process of bending something over on itself so that one part of it covers another. This could refer to folding a piece of paper, cloth, or other flexible material. In biology, it refers to the process by which a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape. In geology, folding is a term used to describe the bending or warping of layers of rock.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Folding

    of Fold

  2. Foldingnoun

    the act of making a fold or folds; also, a fold; a doubling; a plication

  3. Foldingnoun

    the keepig of sheep in inclosures on arable land, etc


  1. Folding

    In chemistry, folding is the process by which a molecule assumes its shape or conformation. The process can also be described as intramolecular self-assembly, a type of molecular self-assembly, where the molecule is directed to form a specific shape through noncovalent interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, metal coordination, hydrophobic forces, van der Waals forces, pi-pi interactions, and/or electrostatic effects. The most active area of interest in the folding of molecules is the process of protein folding, which is the shape that is assumed by a specific sequence of amino acids in a protein. The shape of the folded protein can be used to understand its function and design drugs to influence the processes that it is involved in. There is also a great deal of interest in the construction of artificial folding molecules or foldamers. They are studied as models of biological molecules and potential application to the development of new functional materials.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of folding in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of folding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of folding in a Sentence

  1. Jo Hannah Burch:

    I thought that hazing was like going to Starbucks and getting a Frappuccino, or folding someone's laundry.

  2. Monsignor Corona:

    These are regular transfers, the mission in Hong Kong is not closed. Taiwan is also not folding.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    The thing I love about him, and maybe the thing you love about him, too, is he is the same person whether we are at home folding laundry together, or if he's in front of a room like this, full of supporters. He's the exact same person.

  4. Bill Browder:

    With an incredibly bad hand, Vladimir Putin is bluffing the hell out of the West, if this is a poker analogy : Vladimir Putin has a pair of twos, we have a full house and we are folding our cards.

  5. Anura Rai:

    Folding is quite difficult, clients take time to learn, it's an art and we teach them how to do it.

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