# Möbius strip

[ mœ-bee-uhs strip, mey‐ moh‐ ]

/ ˈmœ bi əs ˌstrɪp, ˈmeɪ‐ ˈmoʊ‐ /

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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.

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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.

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 MagazineTherefore, 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

Möbius strip

/ (ˈmɜːbɪəs, German ˈmøːbiʊs) /

noun

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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## Scientific definitions for Möbius strip

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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