- 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.
Origin of Möbius strip
1900–05; named after A. F. Möbius
Also called Möbius band.
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- maths a one-sided continuous surface, formed by twisting a long narrow rectangular strip of material through 180° and joining the ends
C19: named after August Möbius (1790–1868), German mathematician who invented it
Word Origin and History for mobius strip
one-sided object, 1904, see Mobius.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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