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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fame, as a teenage outlier in both her Dublin foster home and high school who goes on the lam with her only friend (George Webster) to free her father (Michael Smiley) from a mental hospital.
Once an outlier, Zen Hospice has come to embody a growing nationwide effort to reclaim the end of life as a human experience instead of primarily a medical one.
And others will be largely sad with some jubilant outliers. ...
But these are the basics of my mental checklist in judging whether an individual poll might maintain the status quo, move the needle or stand as an outlier.
Ruthi McFadden, 17, also adopted from Albania, is the outlier — no wheelchair, no prosthetic leg to pop off at airport security and hand to a T.S.A. agent, as Hannah does for kicks.
Even compared with the three other Florida counties on the list of 16, Duval County is an outlier.
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.
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