folding folding  /ˈfoʊl dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
  2. (n) a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
  3. (n) the act of folding
  4. (adj) capable of being folded up and stored

Usage(s):

  1. Now he's tackling the hottest folding problem of the day: finding the rules that govern how protein molecules twist into the complex shapes that are key to their biological function.
  2. In a drug-and-alcohol rehab, the wounded sit grimly on folding chairs, acknowledging the folly of their old life--their misadventures with alcohol, cocaine or other poisons.
  3. A folding bike unfolded is readily recognizable, with its low profile and characteristically small wheels.

News

  1. Chris Mannix: Game 7 will haunt Spurs, but don't write their epitaph just yet

    MIAMI -- Slowly, painstakingly, Tim Duncan climbed the stairs of the dais late Thursday night, folding his battered body delicately into a cushioned chair. He stared down at a stat sheet vacantly, unable to look up to address a reporter's question, unable to finish a sentence without his voice trailing off. This one hurt. Never before had Duncan tasted failure like this in the NBA Finals.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Fold A T-Shirt In Under 2 Seconds

    Folding your clothes can take quite a bit of time, but it doesn’t have too. Dave Hax, a youtube how to expert, has come up with a way you can fold your t-shirts in two seconds. Paul Robins, Bethany Crouch …
    on June 21, 2013     Source: FOX40 Sacramento

  3. Can You Fold a T-Shirt in Two Seconds Flat?

    Consider folding the laundry a tiresome, time-consuming chore no more. In a video posted to YouTube, “how to” expert Dave Hax shows you how to fold a T-shirt or short-sleeved shirt in two seconds, or even less. The video opens with Hax folding a shirt...        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "The real risk is race teams folding," said Jack Roush, Edwards' car owner. "The bigger concern I've got is we keep the racing affordable, the race teams affordable for the sponsors, and we're able to keep these other race teams in business."
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Jack Roush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "You've probably heard us use the analogy of trying to fold a map," US astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria, a space station crew member, said during a news conference from space. "At times, when you're folding a map, it's helpful to poke it here...
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Michael Lopez-Alegria Source: Forbes

  3. "It's not perfect, but the good news is that there are more people of color and more women in the pipeline," Brazile said. "We just need to give them a seat at the table, even if it's a folding chair."
    on May 17, 2007 By: Donna Brazile Source: Washington Post

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