Möbius strip

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After the German mathematician and discoverer of the Möbius strip August Ferdinand Möbius (1790-1868), + strip.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈməʊ.biː.əs stɹɪp/


Möbius strip (plural Möbius strips)

  1. (topology) A one-sided surface formed by identifying two opposite edges of a square in opposite senses.
  2. A narrow strip given a half twist and joined at the ends, forming a three-dimensional embedding of the above.
    • 2013 November 16, Patrick McGuinness, “Who's afraid of Marcel Proust?”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review)[1], page R20:
      Proust's novel grew and deepened into over 3,000 pages of everything and nothing: a Möbius strip of profundity twisting into mundanity, mundanity twisting into profundity.


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