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Möbius strip

noun, Geometry
a continuous, one-sided surface formed by twisting one end of a rectangular strip through 180° about the longitudinal axis of the strip and attaching this end to the other.
Also called Möbius band.
Origin of Möbius strip
1900-05; named after A. F. Möbius Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for mobius strip

Möbius strip

/ˈmɜːbɪəs; German ˈmøːbiʊs/
(maths) a one-sided continuous surface, formed by twisting a long narrow rectangular strip of material through 180° and joining the ends
Word Origin
C19: named after August Möbius (1790–1868), German mathematician who invented it
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Word Origin and History for mobius strip

Mobius strip


one-sided object, 1904, see Mobius.

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Möbius strip

A continuous one-sided surface formed by rotating one end of a rectangular strip 180° and attaching it to the other end. Compare Klein bottle.
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