Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fold; a double.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of making a fold or folds; also, a fold; a doubling; a plication.
  • noun (Agric.) The keepig of sheep in inclosures on arable land, etc.
  • noun a portable boat made by stretching canvas, etc., over jointed framework, used in campaigning, and by tourists, etc.
  • noun a chair which may be shut up compactly for carriage or stowage; a camp chair.
  • noun one of two or more doors filling a single and hung upon hinges.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Designed to fold; as a folding bed, a folding chair, etc.
  • noun The action of folding; a fold.
  • noun The keeping of sheep in enclosures on arable land, etc.
  • noun computing, programming Code folding: a source code display technique that can hide the contents of methods, classes, etc. for easier navigation.
  • noun geology the deformation of the Earth's crust in response to slow lateral compression.
  • noun slang Paper money, as opposed to coins.
  • verb Present participle of fold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being folded up and stored
  • noun a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
  • noun the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
  • noun the act of folding

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Examples

  • Correct folding is important, Pace said, because "many diseases are protein folding diseases," including Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease and cystic fibrosis.

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  • "One reason that protein folding is so difficult to simulate is that it occurs amazingly fast," Pande explained.

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  • Simulating protein folding is often considered a "holy grail" of computational biology, he added.

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  • But since such a folding is the goal of Kantian aesthetics in the first place, and nontranscendental ways of conceiving the relation between contingency and form are available, second-tier transcendentalism often looks as though it were motivated by the desire to preserve first-tier transcendentalism. close window

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  • I developed an algorithm which I call a folding algorithm.

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