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folding

Definitions of folding
  1. noun
    the act of folding
    synonyms: fold
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    types:
    pleating, plication
    the act of folding in parallel folds
    type of:
    change of shape
    an action that changes the shape of something
  2. noun
    a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
    synonyms: fold
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    type of:
    geologic process, geological process
    (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
  3. noun
    the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
    “understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code”
    synonyms: protein folding
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    type of:
    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
  4. adjective
    capable of being folded up and stored
    synonyms: foldable, foldaway
    collapsable, collapsible
    capable of collapsing or being collapsed
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