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outlying (comparative more outlying, superlative most outlying)

  1. Relatively remote from some central location.
    The more outlying villages were never visited by their member of parliament.
  2. Located outside of some boundary or limit.
    When the map was redrawn after the war, our cousin found herself living in outlying territory.

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outlying (plural outlyings)

  1. A region relatively remote from a central location.
    • 1975, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Environmental Pollution, Water Pollution Control Act of 1972: Effect on Small Communities
      The other areas and the outlyings will have to come in at a later date, although the council wrestles with that periodically. But the amount of money involved would be substantial.