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unfolded, past participle; unfolded, past tense; unfolding, present participle; unfolds, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Open or spread out from a folded position
    • - he unfolded the map and laid it out on the table
    • - the white flowers were just starting to unfold
  2. Reveal or disclose (thoughts or information)
    • - Miss Eva unfolded her secret exploits to Mattie
  3. (of information or a sequence of events) Be revealed or disclosed
    • - there was a fascinating scene unfolding before me

  1. blossom: develop or come to a promising stage; "Youth blossomed into maturity"
  2. open to the view; "A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"
  3. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
  4. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
  5. (unfolding) a developmental process; "the flowering of antebellum culture"
  6. Unfold may refer to: * Unfoldable cardinal, in math * Unfold (higher-order function), in computer science a family of anamorphism functions * Unfoldment, in spirituality and physics * Unfolded protein response, in biochemistry * Equilibrium unfolding, in biochemistry * Unfolded state (denatured ...
  7. Unfold is the debut solo album by singer/songwriter Marié Digby. The album features the singles "Umbrella" (a cover of the Rihanna hit), "Say It Again" and "Stupid for You", and was released on April 8, 2008 in the United States via Hollywood Records. ...
  8. In functional programming, an anamorphism is a kind of generic function which can corecursively construct a result of a certain type and which is parameterized by functions that determining what the next single step of the construction is. ...
  9. (Unfolding (geometry)) In geometry the net of a polyhedron is an arrangement of edge-joined polygons in the plane which can be folded (along edges) to become the faces of the polyhedron. ...
  10. (Unfolding (music)) In Schenkerian analysis and music, unfolding (German: ') or compound melody''' is the implication of more than one melody by a single voice through skipping back and forth between the notes of the two melodies. See: monophony, polyphony, and counterpoint.
  11. To undo a folding; To turn out to happen; to develop; To reveal
  12. (Unfolded) The act of developing a fiat pattern.
  13. (unfolding (Ausfaltung)) an alternation between tones from the top voice and tones from an inner voice within a single melody; unfolding is characteristic of polyphonic melodies (Exx. 6.4 and 6.5).
  14. (unfolding) A form of protein degradation in which the three-dimensional structure of a molecule unravels to something that more closely resembles a basic chain of amino acids.
  15. removing a valley fold or mountain fold (or a group of same), leaving behind one or more creases.