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v. un·fold·ed, un·fold·ing, un·folds
1. To open and spread out (something folded); extend.
2. To remove the coverings from; disclose to view: unfold a package.
3. To reveal gradually by written or spoken explanation; make known: "He unfolded his tale of woe: the descriptions of poverty and the great distance they had traveled, the abuses they had suffered, the injustice of it all" (Robert Rosenberg).
a. To become spread out; open out: Spring flowers unfolded everywhere.
b. To develop or occur as a series of events or stages: "The trial unfolded in an imposing, high-ceilinged courtroom in Westminster Hall" (Adam Hochschild).
2. To be revealed gradually to the understanding: A solution to the problem unfolded as they spoke.

un·fold′ment n.
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Noun1.unfolding - a developmental processunfolding - a developmental process; "the flowering of antebellum culture"
evolution, development - a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage); "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
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But though I do not know what causes the cold winds to blow when the oak buds unfold, I cannot agree with the peasants that the unfolding of the oak buds is the cause of the cold wind, for the force of the wind is beyond the influence of the buds.
Many Theresas have been born who found for themselves no epic life wherein there was a constant unfolding of far-resonant action; perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill-matched with the meanness of opportunity; perhaps a tragic failure which found no sacred poet and sank unwept into oblivion.
Wickham has created, a suspicion of their nature shall not prevent me from unfolding his real character-- it adds even another motive.
An intense copper calm, like a universal yellow lotus, was more and more unfolding its noiseless measureless leaves upon the sea.
Logic is the procession or proportionate unfolding of the intuition; but its virtue is as silent method; the moment it would appear as propositions and have a separate value it is worthless.
All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud.
Summary: Huizhou [China], Feb 26 (ANI): At the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, a number of manufacturers showcased their foldable phones, each with a different way of folding and unfolding, but none as different as the one by TCL.
As for calm, that can come and go, depending on how equanimous you are with what is actually unfolding in this moment, which can often be far from what we might have hoped for.
Jeehan Quijano; THE UNFOLDING; New Meridian Arts (Fiction: General) 16.00 ISBN: 9780999461723
Although the Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) procedure involves well standardized and reproducible graft preparation and unfolding, DMEK remains challenging.
Bolivian President Evo Morales takes part in a traditional Andean ceremony in Caracollo yesterday during the unfolding of a huge 200km flag -- called the 'Banderazo' (big flagging) -- linking La Paz with Oruro, to symbolically mark the maritime lawsuit against Chile, which starts next March 19 at the Permanent Court of International Justice in The Hague.
Air cargo alliance unfolding. As the outlook for the global air cargo industry continues to brighten, another significant development unfolded last month as the Air-forwarders Association (AfA) announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).