Möbius strip

noun
Mö·​bi·​us strip | \ ˈmœ-bē-əs- How to pronounce Möbius strip (audio) , ˈmər-, ˈmə-, ˈmō- How to pronounce Möbius strip (audio) \

Definition of Möbius strip

: a one-sided surface that is constructed from a rectangle by holding one end fixed, rotating the opposite end through 180 degrees, and joining it to the first end

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Möbius strip

First Known Use of Möbius strip

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Möbius strip

August F. Möbius †1868 German mathematician

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The first known use of Möbius strip was in 1904

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“Möbius strip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/M%C3%B6bius%20strip. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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