Klein bottle

\ ˈklīn- How to pronounce Klein bottle (audio) \

Definition of Klein bottle

: 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

First Known Use of Klein bottle

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Klein bottle

Felix Klein †1925 German mathematician

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“Klein bottle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Klein%20bottle. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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