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folding (comparative more folding, superlative most folding)

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



folding (countable and uncountable, plural foldings)

  1. The action of folding; a fold.
    • a. 1719, Joseph Addison, Dialogues upon the Usefulness of Ancient Medals, pages 63–64:
      I have ſeen abundance of antique figures in Sculpture and Painting, with juſt the ſame turn in the lower foldings of the Veſt, when the perſon that wears it is in a poſture of tripping forward.
    • 2007, Greg Patent, Dave McLean, A Baker's Odyssey:
      Refrigerating the dough between rollings and foldings also makes the dough easy to handle and prevents the butter from becoming too soft.
  2. The keeping of sheep in enclosures on arable land, etc.
  3. (computing, programming) Code folding: a source code display technique that can hide the contents of methods, classes, etc. for easier navigation.
  4. (geology) the deformation of the Earth's crust in response to slow lateral compression.
  5. (slang) Paper money, as opposed to coins.
    • 1953, Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, Penguin, published 2010, page 123:
      He has written twelve of these fat sex and sword-play historical novels and every damn one of them has been on the best-seller lists. He must have made plenty of the folding.




  1. present participle and gerund of fold

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