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Möbius strip

[ mœ-bee-uhs strip, meymoh‐ ]
/ 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
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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
[ mōbē-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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