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 mail, along with eagerly awaited “special orders,” was delivered to the outliers weekly, thanks to Cap'n George and his trusty steamboat.
someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing actions, beliefs, religious practices, etc.: an outlier among Muslims; an outlier among conservatives.
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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