Fold may refer to:

*Above the fold, a graphic design concept originating in newspapers
*Fold (from the Saxon "falod") meaning a staked-off pasture area (e.g. Sheepfold, an enclosure for sheep) and used in place names such as the Fold Villages.
*Catastrophe theory#Fold catastrophe, one of the most basic objects in singularity theory.
*-fold, a suffix added to a cardinal number signifying "multiplied by"
*skin fold
* In computing:
**Fold (higher-order function), a family of higher-order functions in functional computer programming
**Fold (Unix), a program in the GNU Core Utilities

Fold or folding may refer to:

*folding, in poker, the act of withdrawing from a hand rather than meeting the bet
*Paper folding (see also below under Mathematics)
**origami, the art of paper folding
*pattern welding, the folding of metal
*Folding in cooking refers to a gentle mixing technique, somewhere between a cutting motion and a stirring motion, used to incorporate ingredients into a batter or other mixture, such as for a cake.
* Folding (Book folding) in the publishing process refers to the folding of the pages of the book, after printing and before binding
*In science:
*fold (geology)
* in computer programming:
**case folding is a term denoting the conversion of all characters in a string to lower- or upper-case
**code or text folding (as in a folding editor for folding code or text)
**In functional languages folding refers to processing some data structure and accumulating a result.
**Mathematics of paper folding
*folding (chemistry) or intramolecular self-assembly of molecules to assume a specific shape
**protein folding
**Folding@home, a distributed computing project designed to perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics.
* Aliasing#Folding, as used in signal processing

ee also

* folder
* bifold door

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  • Folding — Fold ing, n. 1. The act of making a fold or folds; also, a fold; a doubling; a plication. [1913 Webster] The lower foldings of the vest. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. (Agric.) The keepig of sheep in inclosures on arable land, etc. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • folding — 1. adjective Designed to fold; as a folding bed, a folding chair, etc. 2. noun a) The action of folding; a fold. b) : a source code display technique that can hide the contents of methods, classes, etc. for easier navigation …   Wiktionary

  • folding — I noun 1. the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three dimensional shape understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code • Syn: ↑protein folding • Hypernyms: ↑organic process, ↑biological… …   Useful english dictionary

  • folding — adjective Date: 15th century capable of being folded into a more compact shape < folding chairs > < a folding door > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Folding — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Folding est un terme anglais signifiant repliage. Il désigne : Le pliage de code dans un éditeur de texte Le repliage des protéines (voir aussi le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • folding — fold|ing [ fouldıŋ ] adjective folding furniture can be folded into a shape or position that uses less space: a folding chair/table …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • folding — UK [ˈfəʊldɪŋ] / US [ˈfoʊldɪŋ] adjective folding furniture can be folded into a shape or position that uses less space a folding chair/table …   English dictionary

  • Folding — Fold Fold (f[=o]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Folded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Folding}.] [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. f[*a]lla, Goth. fal[thorn]an, cf. Gr. di pla sios twofold, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • folding — adj. Folding is used with these nouns: ↑chair, ↑door, ↑partition, ↑pushchair, ↑screen, ↑table, ↑wing …   Collocations dictionary

  • folding — fold|ing [ˈfəuldıŋ US ˈfoul ] adj [only before noun] a folding bicycle, bed, chair etc has parts that you can bend or fold together to make it easier to carry or store →↑foldaway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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