[ mœ-bee-uh s, mey-, moh-; German mœ-bee-oo s ]
/ ˈmœ bi əs, ˈmeɪ-, ˈmoʊ-; German ˈmœ bi ʊs /


Au·gust Fer·di·nand [ou-goo st fer-di-nahnt] /ˈaʊ gʊst ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt/, 1790–1868, German mathematician.
Also Moebius.
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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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