Outlier
Outlier Out"li`er, n. 1. One who does not live where his office, or business, or estate, is. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

2. That which lies, or is, away from the main body. [1913 Webster]

3. (Geol.) A part of a rock or stratum lying without, or beyond, the main body, from which it has been separated by denudation. [1913 Webster]

4. (Statistics) A datum that lies significantly beyond the main cluster of data points on a graph or diagram; -- suggestive of an error in measurement. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • outlier — (n.) c.1600, stone quarried and removed but left unused, from OUT (Cf. out) + LIE (Cf. lie) (v.2). Transferred meaning outsider is recorded from 1680s; anything detached from its main body is from 1849; geological sense is from 1833 …   Etymology dictionary

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