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For the best part of my childhood I visited the local library three or four times a week, hunching in the stacks on a foam rubber stool and devouring children's fiction, classics, salacious thrillers, horror and sci-fi, books about cinema and origami and natural history, to the point where my parents encouraged me to read a little less.
David Nicholls

Meaning of "origami" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ORIGAMI

From Japanese, from ori a folding + kami paper.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ORIGAMI

origami  [ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːmɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORIGAMI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Origami is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORIGAMI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

origami

Origami

Origami (折り紙?, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami. The number of basic origami folds is small, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The best known origami model is probably the Japanese paper crane. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colors or prints. Traditional Japanese origami, which has been practiced since the Edo era (1603–1867), has often been less strict about these conventions, sometimes cutting the paper or using nonsquare shapes to start with. The principles of origami are also used in stents, packaging and other engineering structures.

Definition of origami in the English dictionary

The definition of origami in the dictionary is the art or process, originally Japanese, of paper folding.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORIGAMI


army
ˈɑːmɪ
balmy
ˈbɑːmɪ
barmy
ˈbɑːmɪ
calmy
ˈkɑːmɪ
Carme
ˈkɑːmɪ
chiyogami
ˌtʃɪjəʊˈɡɑːmɪ
Coomaraswamy
kuːˌmɑːrəˈswɑːmɪ
kami
ˈkɑːmɪ
Khatami
kəˈtɑːmɪ
kirigami
ˌkɪrɪˈɡɑːmɪ
malmy
ˈmɑːmɪ
palmie
ˈpɑːmɪ
palmy
ˈpɑːmɪ
pastrami
pəˈstrɑːmɪ
salami
səˈlɑːmɪ
Sami
ˈsɑːmɪ
smarmy
ˈsmɑːmɪ
swami
ˈswɑːmɪ
tatami
təˈtɑːmɪ
Zeami
siːˈɑːmɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORIGAMI

orifice meter
orificial
oriflamme
orig.
origan
origanum
Origen
origin
original
original sin
originalities
originality
originally
originate
origination
origination fee
originative
originatively
originator
origins

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORIGAMI

Adami
Aegospotami
agami
ami
calami
gourami
hippopotami
hypothalami
kissing gourami
Miami
prochain ami
rami
Seami
thalami
tsunami
umami

Synonyms and antonyms of origami in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «origami» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORIGAMI

Find out the translation of origami to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of origami from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «origami» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

折纸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

origami
570 millions of speakers

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origami
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

origami
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

اوريغامي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оригами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

origami
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অরিগ্যামি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

origami
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Origami
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

origami
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

折り紙
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

종이 접기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Origami
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

origami
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓரிகமி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओरिगामी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

origami
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

origami
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

origami
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

орігамі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

origami
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

origami
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

origami
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

origami
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

origami
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of origami

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORIGAMI»

The term «origami» is very widely used and occupies the 16.773 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORIGAMI» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «origami» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «origami» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about origami

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3 QUOTES WITH «ORIGAMI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word origami.
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Jon Cryer
I feel like I could dominate the origami field. I think I have enormous potential in that area.
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David Nicholls
For the best part of my childhood I visited the local library three or four times a week, hunching in the stacks on a foam rubber stool and devouring children's fiction, classics, salacious thrillers, horror and sci-fi, books about cinema and origami and natural history, to the point where my parents encouraged me to read a little less.
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Gregory Petsko
Alzheimer's disease starts when a protein that should be folded up properly misfolds into a kind of demented origami.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORIGAMI»

Discover the use of origami in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to origami and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Easy Origami
Includes illustrated instructions for origami projects that range from simple to challenging.
John Montroll, 1992
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Origami to Astonish and Amuse: Over 400 Original Models, ...
Step-by-step instructions show how to make models from simple to amazing, including moving figures and clever joke pieces.
Jeremy Shafer, 2001
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Origami Step by Step
Step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams demonstrate how to create a variety of simple objects using the Japanese art of origami.
Robert Harbin, 1998
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Origami
Origami is a Japan Publications publication.
Hideaki Sakata, 1984
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The Complete Book of Origami: Step-by-step Instructions in ...
Shows how to fold paper into ducks, fish, swan, sharks, kangaroos, gerbils, dragonflies, deer, dinosaurs, elephants, biplanes, and Viking ships
Robert J. Lang, 1988
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Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient ...
Containing step-by-step instructions for 26 models, this book is not just an origami cookbook or list of instructions—it introduces the fundamental building blocks of origami, building up to advanced methods such as the combination of ...
Robert J. Lang, 2011
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Origami from Angelfish to Zen
In this extraordinary book, Peter Engel, one of America's most celebrated origami artists, explores the secrets of Japanese paperfolding and explains how to create complex animals and objects from simple squares of paper.
Peter Engel, 1994
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Absolute Beginner's Origami: The Simple Three-stage Guide to ...
In a step-by-step approach, shows how to make origami mobiles, decorations, greeting cards, and toys.
Nick Robinson, 2006
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Origami 5: Fifth International Meeting of Origami Science, ...
This book begins with a section on origami history, art, and design.
Patsy Wang-Iverson, Robert J. Lang, Mark YIM, 2011
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Dollar Bill Origami
Step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams show paper folders at all levels of expertise how to fashion 37 origami models from dollar bills.
John Montroll, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORIGAMI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term origami is used in the context of the following news items.
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Origami pot grows with its plant over time
Plant owners will rejoice in this new pot design that promises to grow with your plant—no messy transplanting required. It's fittingly called ... «Geek, Jul 15»
2
DNA origami allows for 3D-printed DNA bunnies to deliver medication
Thanks to a couple particularly gifted practitioners of the “DNA origami” art form, scientists are now finding that they can fold DNA into very ... «Digital Trends, Jul 15»
3
Children learn all about origami at the Kenilworth Library
Children learned about the history of paper folding, enjoyed stories featuring origami creations and learned how to make origami items to take ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
4
Engineers create emergency origami bridge
Engineers have successfully tested a mobile bridge based on origami that could be deployed in disaster zones. In a test, Mobile Bridge version ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
5
Science Images Of The Week: Origami Bunnies Made Of DNA, A …
Science isn't all about examining graphs and charts. In this weekly column, staff writer Andrea Alfano puts together the most striking science ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
6
Origami Owl brings a teenager's vision and success to Chicago
That mindset of inspiring and rewarding creative salespeople has helped lead the company she founded, Origami Owl, to hundreds of millions ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Thousand Cranes Origami Festival held for sex assault victims
For every $10 raised, the installation will gain a new origami crane. Loading… Post to Facebook. Thousand Cranes Origami Festival held for ... «KVUE, Jul 15»
8
Origami classes offered
CHESTERTON | Leslie Cefali will be offering a "Very Beginner, Absolute Beginner, Very Basic Paper/Origami Class" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July ... «nwitimes.com, Jul 15»
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Blast from the past makes origami master a winner
Origami master Kim Young-man from the 1980s has become a TV star after appearing on Saturday in MBC's "My Little Television," a reality ... «Korea Times, Jul 15»
10
Super-cheap origami disease-testing kit can be printed on demand
Think of it as origami that could save your life. A sheet of paper can be turned into a personalised diagnostic toolkit using nothing more than an ... «New Scientist, Jul 15»

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