Definition of origami
: the Japanese art or process of folding squares of paper into representational shapes
Recent Examples of origami from the Web
The satellite also will test a new way of transmitting data, using a high-frequency antenna with an alternative design that will unfold in space, like deconstructed origami.
The ancient paper-folding art of origami is enjoying a digital-era rebirth.
About a perfectly mismatched New York City couple whose son, with autistic tendencies, is an origami prodigy.
A eclectic selection of nine films, spanning from an animator’s quirky take on origami to a Pan’s Labyrinth-like fantastical adventure, following a foosball tournament (right), are all available online.
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Origin and Etymology of origami
Japanese, from ori fold + kami paper
First Known Use: 1948
ORIGAMI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of origami for English Language Learners
: the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes that look like birds, animals, etc.
ORIGAMI Defined for Kids
Definition of origami for Students
: the art of folding paper into three-dimensional figures or designs without cutting the paper or using glue
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