[ mœ-bee-uhs strip, mey‐ moh‐ ]
/ ˈmœ bi əs ˌstrɪp, ˈmeɪ‐ ˈmoʊ‐ /
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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.
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Also called Möbius band .
Origin of Möbius strip
1900–05; named after A. F. Möbius
Words nearby Möbius strip
mobility, mobility housing, mobilization, mobilize, Möbius, Möbius strip, Möbius transformation, moble, moblog, MOBO, mobocracy
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How to use Möbius strip in a sentence
Luxembourg’s pavilion will look like a giant Möbius strip pushed over on its side.The Story Behind the Eiffel Tower’s Forgotten Competitors|Fiona Zublin|August 10, 2020|Ozy
He took the embedded Möbius strip and rotated it, the way you could imagine holding a block in front of you and twisting it a bit to the left.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles|Kevin Hartnett|June 25, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Therefore, every possible rotation of the embedded Möbius strip must also intersect itself — meaning every closed, smooth curve must contain sets of four points that can be joined together to form rectangles of all aspect ratios.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles|Kevin Hartnett|June 25, 2020|Quanta Magazine
British Dictionary definitions for 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 for Möbius strip
C19: named after August Möbius (1790–1868), German mathematician who invented it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for Möbius strip
[ mō′bē-əs ]
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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