fold·​ing | \ ˈfōl-diŋ How to pronounce folding (audio) \

Definition of folding

: capable of being folded into a more compact shape folding chairs a folding door

Examples of folding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Integra combines the look of a traditional sedan with the practicality of a hatchback: more room and flat folding rear seats to accommodate big items. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2022 These are handsets that look just like traditional non-folding phones. Chris Smith, BGR, 16 Dec. 2021 The Fold 3’s brains got the usual annual processor upgrade to a Snapdragon 888, and the outside (non-folding) screen sees its refresh rate double to 120Hz from last year. Ben Sin, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 Once the foldable phone becomes roughly the same price as a non-folding phone, people will make the jump. Ben Sin, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 This is an adjustable folding panel that can save you a lot of money on renovation costs. Chris Hachey, BGR, 14 Apr. 2021 Coincidentally, Italian star Marcello Mastroianni made the earlier, non-folding design famous in his film Divorce, Italian Style (after immortalizing yet another pair of Persols, the 3260, in La Dolce Vita). Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2021 A dozen or so folding chairs are kept in a corral under the stairs for early birds. Pete Wells, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2017 Industrial designer Duncan Fitzsimons wants to change this with his Crossbreed, a full-sized folding wheel. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, 4 Feb. 2008 See More

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First Known Use of folding

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Folding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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