Definition of outlier
1 : a person whose residence and place of business are at a distance His house was a place of refuge for outliers.
2 : something (such as a geological feature) that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body The island is an outlier on the southeast side of the archipelago.
3 : a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample Values that are outliers give disproportionate weight to larger over smaller values.
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Even compared with the three other Florida counties on the list of 16, Duval County is an outlier.
Rowe's racially motivated violence was far from an outlier over the past year that Trump has occupied the national stage.
Servheen said no: The bears that attack humans are the outliers.
There have been three 0-0 draws and only two games with more than three goals (which made Wednesday’s 3-3 tie between Hungary and Portugal an outlier).
The Braves’ winning percentage is .240, an outlier that would come in even lower than the 1962 Mets’ standard of futility.
The 101 vino courses are new for spring and will focus on the outlier output from popular wine-growing regions, i.e., what Southwest France is doing outside Bordeaux.
In a music industry that still hasn’t quite found homeostasis, the unexplained growth of the outlier medium continues to bewilder analysts and critics.
Wills is an outlier among liberal Catholics, most of whom tend to be more modest and gradualist, and less inclined to take premises to their extreme.
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