What Does Outlier Mean?


An outlier is feature that is located far from the main or related body. A person whose place of business is far from where he resides is an outlier. In statistics, it is the observation that lies outside the pattern of a distribution.
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something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of, as a cow far from the rest of the herd, or a distant island belonging to a cluster of islands: The small factory was an outlier, and unproductive, so the corporation sold it off to private owners who were able to make it profitable.
someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing behavior, beliefs, or religious practices: scientists who are outliers in their views on climate change.
Geology a part of a formation left detached through the removal of surrounding parts by erosion.
Obsolete a person residing outside the place of his or her business, duty, etc.
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An outlier in mathematics is a value in any set of numbers that is further in distance from the majority of all other points on a scatterplot. An outlier is easily visible through a scatterplot.
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