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.

Origin of Möbius strip

1900–05; named after A. F. Möbius

Also called Möbius band.

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British Dictionary definitions for mobius strip

Möbius strip


maths a one-sided continuous surface, formed by twisting a long narrow rectangular strip of material through 180° and joining the ends

Word Origin for Möbius strip

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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Science definitions for mobius strip

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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