Möbius

[mœ-bee-uh s, mey-, moh-; German mœ-bee-oo s]
Also Moebius.
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Contemporary Examples of mobius

  • Congressional reasoning at times resembles a Mobius strip of hypocrisy.

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Word Origin and History for mobius

Mobius

also Moebius, 1904 in reference to the Mobius strip (earlier Moebius unilateral paper strip, 1899), named for German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius (1790-1868), professor at Leipzig, who devised it and described it in 1865 ("über die Bestimmung des Inhalts eines Polyeders", Nov. 27, 1865).

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