AskDefine | Define folding

Dictionary Definition

folding adj : capable of being folded up and stored; "a foldaway bed" [syn: foldable, foldaway, folding(a)]


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" [syn: protein folding]
2 the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold" [syn: fold]

User Contributed Dictionary




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


  1. The action of folding; a fold.


  1. present participle of fold

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Fold may refer to:
Fold or folding may refer to:
folding in Danish: Fold
folding in French: Folding
folding in Simple English: Folding
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