[ UK /fˈə‍ʊldɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈfoʊɫdɪŋ/ ]
  1. capable of being folded up and stored
    a foldaway bed
  1. 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. a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
  3. the act of folding
    he gave the napkins a double fold
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How To Use folding In A Sentence

  • He spun a chair around and straddled it as he sat down, folding his arms across the wrought iron back.
  • I kept folding up the wads of twenties and stuffing them in the pocket of my shorts.
  • The conceptus, like the infant, the child, and the adolescent, is a being who is in the process of unfolding its potential; that is, the potential to grow and develop itself but not to change what it is.
  • Previous workers have attributed these differences to changes in rheology, i.e. brittle faulting in sandstones v. more ductile folding and faulting in dolostones.
  • Nothing kills the festive spirit as much as someone whisking under your feet with a dustpan and brush, folding up wrapping paper and tutting about all the pine needles.
  • Educators have also applied paper folding to such diverse mathematical objects as logical structures, axiomatic systems, and tessellations with geometrical figures.
  • Scaffolding has been erected around the tower and repair work will start next week.
  • First, they were creeping molds that slithered forth from the ocean onto land...and then they stood upright, supporting their globby substance by means of calciferous scaffolding, and finally they built machines. Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006)
  • The trail becomes more precipitous as we plod steadily across a long ridge that is barely discernible from the fog folding around us. Times, Sunday Times
  • The only exciting thing that happened all day was when the top came off the scaffolding tower, unbalanced by about a hundredweight of slate which had been injudiciously stacked all on the same side of its centre of gravity.
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