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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


Broader (hypernym)geologic process, geological process

3. folding (act) the act of folding

SamplesHe gave the napkins a double fold.


Broader (hypernym)change of shape

Narrower (hyponym)pleating, plication

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