folding

Definitions of folding
1

n the act of folding

Synonyms:
fold
Types:
pleating, plication
the act of folding in parallel folds
Type of:
change of shape
an action that changes the shape of something

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

Synonyms:
fold
Type of:
geologic process, geological process
(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified

n 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
Type of:
biological process, organic process
a process occurring in living organisms

adj capable of being folded up and stored

Synonyms:
foldable, foldaway
collapsable, collapsible
capable of collapsing or being collapsed

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.