outlier outlier  /ˈaʊt laɪ ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who lives away from his place of work
  2. (n) an extreme deviation from the mean

Usage(s):

  1. In some ways, Gladwell himself is, if not an outlier, then at least an outsider.
  2. Rasmussen's polls are typically spot-on in the end, but he's been a consistent outlier on the approval rating issue.
  3. This is an outlier, of course.

News

  1. Denny's Controversial Tweet Goofs on the NSA Scandal

    Most brands have avoided commenting on the NSA's surveillance of phone calls and web activity , but Denny's has proven to be a surprising outlier The restaurant chain offered the following tweet on Tuesday, making light of the issue: Denny's knows what you're craving before they do twitpic.com/cwjkg6 — Denny's (@DennysDiner) June 10, 2013 The brand, a prolific tweeter, didn't repeat the gag on ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. 55% of New Yorkers Can’t Name a Single Mayoral Candidate

    So there's this thing. It's called a mayoral's race. Heard of it? Any idea who's running? If you can name a single candidate, you're an outlier—55 percent of the New Yorkers we asked couldn't. That's one of the take-home messages from our Race to Gracie Mansion 2013 street polling project: very low awareness of the upcoming election. Only one candidate approaches broad name recognition, and it's ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

  3. How to Use Simple Math to Get Better Insight – Part II by @PingFromBing

    In the Part I of this series, I highlighted how you can assess the value of your campaigns average KPIs and how to identify outliers for better campaign insights. Today, in Part II, I will continue showing you how to improve the value of your campaign with some simple math tips. We will continue to use the example [...] Author information Ping Jen Ping Jen is a Product Manager in the Microsoft ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Search Engine Journal

Quotes

  1. "I think that it depends where the levels are set," said Lucchino. "I think there are 29 teams that exist within a certain band, and there has been, in the last several years, one outlier that has been much higher. The outliers both at the...
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Larry Lucchino Source: MLB.com

  2. "The term 'outlier' refers to any individual or phenomenon that 'lies outside of an ordinary experience,' and a specialty such as prosthodontics clearly fits into that category," Gladwell explained. "We don't need that kind of help in...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Malcolm Gladwell Source: PR-USA.net (press release)

  3. "I understand that, but at some point I think anybody's got to push back a little bit and say we're certainly not an outlier (in spending) as far as states go, and I think you have to take it a step further and tell me where you think it's too...
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Phil Bredesen Source: The Tennessean

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