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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relatively distant or remote from a center or middle: outlying regions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relatively remote from some central location.
  • adj. Located outside of some boundary or limit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lying or being at a distance from the central part, or the main body; being on, or beyond, the frontier; exterior; remote; detached.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lying without or beyond the boundary or limit: external; extraneous; non-appurtenant; alien.
  • Lying at a distance from the main body, design, etc.; appurtenant, but not contiguous; disconnected; isolated; hence, unrelated; extrinsic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relatively far from a center or middle

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