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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. The art of folding paper into various shapes.
2. An object made by folding paper.
From Japanese origami, from ori (fold) + kami (paper). Earliest documented use: 1948.
Origami is not just folding paper cranes. Aliaksei Zholner has built a working V8 engine with just paper and gray matter: video (3 min.). I bow in his general direction. Origami has practical applications too. For example, in a folding airbag in a car to a solar-panel array on a satellite.
“But tasting exposes origami folds of scents and flavors.”
Andrew Ross; At The Garrison, ‘Thoughtful’ Food You Won’t Soon Forget; Portland Press Herald (Maine); Nov 10, 2019.
“A toothy man in dungarees grinned back at me. Slim sort, with a face creased in a thousand places, like an unfolded bit of origami.”
Dot Gumbi; The Pirates of Maryland Point; 2016.
See more usage examples of origami in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means -- except by getting off his back. -Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (1828-1910)