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A surface with one continuous side formed by joining the ends of a rectangle after twisting one end through 180°.

*‘For example, joining two sides of a rectangle after giving it a half twist produces the one-sided, one-edged surface called a M?bius strip.’**‘The resulting surface, called a M?bius strip, has only one side and one edge.’**‘If you walked around the M?bius strip starting on one side, you would find yourself on the other side after one full trip and on the starting side again only after two full trips.’**‘Discovered in a purely mathematical context, the M?bius strip is the best known of the various toys of topology.’**‘Edinburgh streets twist on themselves like M?bius strips, an endless Escher print complete with fish and chip shops.’*

**Origin**

Early 20th century named after August F. M?bius (1790–1868), German mathematician.

**Pronunciation**

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