Möbius strip

noun Mö·bi·us strip \ ˈmœ-bē-əs- , ˈmər- , ˈmə- , ˈmō- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of möbius strip

August F. Möbius †1868 German mathematician


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