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Definition of the noun folding

What does folding mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: foldings

  1. the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
  2. a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
  3. the act of folding
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of folding: fold
    • more generic term: change of shape = an action that changes the shape of something
    • more specific words: plication / pleating = the act of folding in parallel folds

Alternative definition of the noun folding


  1. The action of folding; a fold.
  2. [computing, programming] Code folding: a source code display technique that can hide the contents of methods, classes, etc. for easier navigation.

Definition of the adjective folding

What does folding mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. capable of being folded up and stored

Alternative definition of the adjective folding


  1. Designed to fold; as a folding bed, a folding chair, 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.
  2. Folding is a transformation technique using in DSP architecture implementation for minimizing the number of functional blocks in synthesizing DSP architecture. Folding was first developed by Keshab K Parhi and his students in 1992. Its concept is contrary to unfolding. Folding transforms an operation from a unit-time processing to N unit-times processing where N is called folding factor. Therefore, multiple same operations used in original system could be replaced with a signal operation block in transformed system. Thus, in N unit-times, a functional block in transformed system could be reused to perform N operations in original system.

Phrases with Folding

  1. folding saw
  2. folding door
  3. folding chair
  4. Folding Knife
  5. folding money
  6. Folding Stuff
  7. Folding screen
  8. Modern, Wing-Folding Insects
  9. protein folding

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Folding

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Disability (2005)

by Gary L Albrecht

The 1950s in both Britain and the United States saw the ascendancy of the relatively lightweight, tubularsteel folding wheelchair. The most celebrated example of this design is probably the Everest & Jennings (E&J) single X-brace folding ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1919)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

The heavy coated paper introduced about 1890 to 1895 developed a tendency to buckle or crease slightly on the last fold of a large sheet, and the most recent folding machines have introduced devices to overcome this difficulty. The most ...

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine-work, and Engineering (1873)

In earliest stages of the invention, the paper blanks were cut out, and the subsequent folding performed entirely by hand ; but the necessity of a prodigious increase in the power of production, speedily led to the employment of mechanical ...

Google previewAppletons Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine-work, and Engineering Illustrated with Four Thousand Engravings on Wood (1852)

In earliest sta es of the invention, the paper blanks were cut out, and the subsc ucnt folding erformed entirely by nd; but the necessity of a prodigious increase in the power of pri uction, spee ily led to the employment of mechanical means for ...

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Quotes about Folding

We were lounging around in this beautiful house in LA, and I'm coming from NY, so sometimes when we weren't working I would just sit on those folding chairs. (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
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Scrabble value of F4O1L1D2I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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