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English adjective: folding

1. folding capable of being folded up and stored


SamplesA foldaway bed.


Synonymsfoldable, foldaway


Similarcollapsable, collapsible


Antonymsnoncollapsable, noncollapsible


English noun: folding

1. folding (process) the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape


SamplesUnderstanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code.


Synonymsprotein folding


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

2. folding (process) a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock


Synonymsfold


Broader (hypernym)geologic process, geological process

3. folding (act) the act of folding


SamplesHe gave the napkins a double fold.


Synonymsfold


Broader (hypernym)change of shape


Narrower (hyponym)pleating, plication









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