Outlier meaning

outlīər
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An entity outside the norm. Pronounced "out-liar," an outlier may refer to a person, organization or to data way outside the normal range. See anomaly detection.
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A portion of stratified rock separated from a main formation by erosion.
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One that lives or is located outside or at the edge of a given area.

Outliers of the forest standing in the field.

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One that exists outside or at an extreme of a category, pattern, or expectation; an extreme case or exception.
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A value far from most others in a set of data.
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Any person or thing that lies, dwells, exists, etc. away from the main body or expected place.
  • A person who resides away from his place of work or business.
  • A person who is excluded, or excludes himself, from some group; outsider.
  • (geol.) A mass of rock, usually of large size, separated by erosion from the main mass.
  • (statistics) An item that is statistically anomalous, compared with others of its group or sample.
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A person or thing away from others or outside its proper place.
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(geology) A part of a formation separated from the rest of the formation by erosion.
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(statistics) A value in a statistical sample which does not fit a pattern that describes most other data points; specifically, a value that lies 1.5 IQR beyond the upper or lower quartile.
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Origin of outlier

  • From outlie +"Ž -er.

    From Wiktionary