how to pronounce folding


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folding is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of folding in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… studio shift which she is folding into …”

meanings of folding


  1. The deformation of the Earth's crust in response to slow lateral compression.
  2. Code folding: a source code display technique that can hide the contents of methods, classes, etc. for easier navigation.
  3. The keeping of sheep in enclosures on arable land, etc.
  4. Paper money, as opposed to coins.
  5. The action of folding; a fold.


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


  1. Present participle of fold.

folding frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word folding occurs in english on average 7.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics folding can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that folding can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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