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origami

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noun ori·ga·mi \ˌȯr-ə-ˈgä-mē\

Simple Definition of origami

  • : the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes that look like birds, animals, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of origami

  1. :  the Japanese art or process of folding squares of paper into representational shapes

Origin and Etymology of origami

Japanese, from ori fold + kami paper


First Known Use: 1956


ORIGAMI Defined for Kids

origami

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noun ori·ga·mi \ˌȯr-ə-ˈgä-mē\

Definition of origami for Students

  1. :  the art of folding paper into three-dimensional figures or designs without cutting the paper or using glue




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