Math Definitions - Letter O


Definition of Outlier

Definition of Outlier

An outlier is a data value that is very different from most of the other values in a data set. For example, if you have a list 18,19,17,16,1 and 35 of caterpillar weights in grams, the 1 gram and 35 gram weights are outliers.

In the picture, the red dot is a long way away from the rest of the data values, so it is an outlier.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter O

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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