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outlier (plural outliers)
- A person or thing situated away from the main body or outside its proper place.
- (geology) A part of a formation separated from the rest of the formation by erosion.
- (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.
a person or thing situated away from the main body or outside its proper place.
part of formation separate from the rest
value outside pattern in a statistical sample