Definition of Origami

1. Noun. The Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds).

Generic synonyms: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Geographical relationships: Japan, Nihon, Nippon

Definition of Origami

1. Noun. The Japanese art of paper folding. ¹

2. Noun. A piece of art made by folding paper. ¹

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Definition of Origami

1. the Japanese art of paper folding [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Origami

orifice of external acoustic meatus
orifice of inferior vena cava
orifice of internal acoustic meatus
orifice of superior vena cava
orificium internum uteri
orificium ureteris
origami (current term)
origamic architecture

Literary usage of Origami

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. 3-D Deterministic Radiation Transport Computer Programs: Features by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (1997)
"origami is XWindows based and has been developed and tested on IBM workstations. ... origami is not distributed in the present release of DOORS, ..."

2. Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices by Ralph Fletcher (2006)
"origami is my thing. After school I curl in my bed then take out my origami book. But I do not turn on the TV because I need complete concentration. ..."

3. Ninth Day of Creationby Leonard Crane by Leonard Crane (2000)
"You know, origami?" She nodded towards the living room. "There's a few of them over the fire place. Got to be a real hobby of his. But then, after a while, ..."

4. Literature Pockets: Caldecott Winners by Jo Ellen Moore, Jill Norris, Debby Reum (2001)
"1. fold in half J, 3. fold up the top layer as shown— turn over and repeat origami Boat The grandfather in Grandfather's Journey crossed the ocean by boat. ..."

5. Readers' Theater Grade 4 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Evan-Moor, Martha Cheney, Firek Hilve, Don Robison (2003)
"Name origami Cat origami is the traditional Japanese art of folding paper. Follow these directions to make an origami cat. 1) Fold in half 2) Fold in half ..."

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