Origami definition

ôrĭ-gämē
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The art or process, originating in Japan, of folding paper into shapes representing flowers and birds, for example.
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A decorative object made by folding paper.
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A traditional Japanese art of folding paper to form representations of flowers, animals, etc.
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A paper object so made.
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Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes.

When you fold paper into the shape of a crane, this is an example of origami.

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(uncountable) The Japanese art of paper folding.
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(countable) A piece of art made by folding paper.
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The code name for Microsoft's earlier mobile PC specification. See Ultra-Mobile PC.
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Noun

Singular:
origami
Plural:
origamis

Origin of origami

  • Japanese ori to fold kami paper

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 折り紙 (origami).

    From Wiktionary