noun, plural origamis for 2.
the traditional Japanese art or technique of folding paper into a variety of decorative or representational forms, as of animals or flowers.
an object made by origami.

1920–25; < Japanese, equivalent to ori fold + -gami, combining form of kami paper

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origami (ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːmɪ)
the art or process, originally Japanese, of paper folding
[from Japanese, from ori a folding + kami paper]

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Word Origin & History

1956, from Japanese origami, from ori "fold" + kami "paper."
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Example sentences
Anything can be made with origami-from birds and bugs to stents and space telescopes.
For example, he says, a full simulation of how a shirt might be folded would include fantastic origami-style shapes.
The cables are obsessively folded and tucked, origami-style, for minimal clutter and maximum airflow.
The exact sequence of amino acids determines the form that this molecular
  origami will take.
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