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Fold, folding or foldable may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Fold (album), the debut release by Australian rock band Epicure
  • Fold (poker), in the game of poker, to discard one's hand and forfeit interest in the current pot
  • Above the fold and below the fold, the positioning of news items on a newspaper's front page according to perceived importance
  • Paper folding, or origami, the art of folding paper

Science, technology, and mathematics[edit]


  • Protein folding, the physical process by which a polypeptide folds into its characteristic and functional three-dimensional structure
    • Folding@home, a powerful distributed-computing project for simulating protein folding
  • Fold coverage, quality of a DNA sequence
  • Skin fold, an area of skin that folds



Other uses in science and mathematics[edit]

  • Fold (geology), one or a stack of originally flat and planar surfaces that are bent or curved as a result of plastic deformation
  • Fold (higher-order function), in functional programming, fold refers to a family of higher-order functions that analyze a recursive data structure and through use of a given combining opera
  • Folding (chemistry), the process by which a molecule assumes its shape or conformation
  • Folding (Dynkin diagram), in Lie theory, a way of obtaining one Dynkin diagram from another
  • Fold change, a measure of the difference between two quantities
  • e-folding, exponential growth or decay
  • Polygon folding, or polyhedron folding

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