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origami

[awr-i-gah-mee] /ˌɔr ɪˈgɑ mi/
noun, plural origamis for 2.
1.
the traditional Japanese art or technique of folding paper into a variety of decorative or representational forms, as of animals or flowers.
2.
an object made by origami.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Japanese, equivalent to ori fold + -gami, combining form of kami paper
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Examples from the web for origami
  • 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 exact sequence of amino acids determines the form that this molecular origami will take.
  • In prions, mutations are essentially different styles of molecular origami.
  • In fact, they were so enamored of their amateurish designs that they valued them as highly as origami made by experts.
  • The cables are obsessively folded and tucked, origami-style, for minimal clutter and maximum airflow.
  • Paper-folding can produce more than airplanes, as the ancient art of origami has shown.
  • You'll learn stories to tell while creating an origami shape.
  • The principles of origami are commonly used for map folding as well as product packaging.
  • Enjoy fun activities such as potato printing, bookmark making, flower origami or leaf rubbings.
British Dictionary definitions for origami

origami

/ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːmɪ/
noun
1.
the art or process, originally Japanese, of paper folding
Word Origin
from Japanese, from ori a folding + kami paper
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Word Origin and History for origami
n.

1956, from Japanese origami, from ori "fold" + kami "paper."

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