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Klein bottle

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noun \ˈklīn-\

Definition of Klein bottle

  1. :  a one-sided surface that is formed by passing the narrow end of a tapered tube through the side of the tube and flaring this end out to join the other end



Origin of klein bottle

Felix Klein †1925 German mathematician


First Known Use: 1941


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