outlier

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out·li·er

 (out′lī′ər)
n.
1. One that lives or is located outside or at the edge of a given area: outliers of the forest standing in the field.
2. One that exists outside or at an extreme of a category, pattern, or expectation; an extreme case or exception: "those egg-laying outliers of mammaldom, the duck-billed platypus and the anteating echidna" (Natalie Angier).
3. A value far from most others in a set of data: "Outliers make statistical analyses difficult" (Harvey Motulsky).
4. A portion of stratified rock separated from a main formation by erosion.
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outlier

(ˈaʊtˌlaɪə)
n
1. (Geological Science) an outcrop of rocks that is entirely surrounded by older rocks
2. a person, thing, or part situated away from a main or related body
3. a person who lives away from his place of work, duty, etc
4. (Statistics) statistics a point in a sample widely separated from the main cluster of points in the sample. See scatter diagram
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out•li•er

(ˈaʊtˌlaɪ ər)

n.
1. a person residing away from a business, duty, etc.
2. Geol. a part of a formation left detached through the removal of surrounding parts by erosion.
[1600–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outlier - a person who lives away from his place of work
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
2.outlier - an extreme deviation from the mean
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
deviation - the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function
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References in classic literature ?
Within this inner fence was the large open space, big enough to hold five regiments, and at the top of it--opposite the entrance--stood the cattle kraal itself, that cut off a piece of the open space by another fence bent like a bow.
I did detect a figure creeping along the inner fence of the park; but it was not my young mistress: on its emerging into the light, I recognised one of the grooms.
The extent of the vertical lines extending from the boxes within each violin plot represents the upper or lower inner fence, where a lower inner fence is defined as Q1 - 1.5 * (IQ) and an upper inner fence as Q3 + 1.5* (IQ).
"In the next few weeks we will be constructing an inner fence and installing additional security such as a buzzer system on reception," the letter said.
The fire fight continued till 0145 hours when the last of the big blasts was heard near inner fence. It was expected that all terrorists had been killed by that time.