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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And although the headlines make a big deal of cougar sightings in outlying regions, we have had them in our backyards occasionally over the years, too.
In the face of unpopular wars abroad that were thought to breed unrest and cripple prosperity, the world economy has shrugged off ostensible calamity and brought ever more people in outlying regions into a new global mainstream.
Partly cloudy and cool conditions Saturday night (lows 40s, but 30s in outlying areas).
The only solution to low service in outlying areas in S.F. or Chicago is common dispatch in low service areas — which should be very easy to program into the automated dispatch systems coming more and more into use.
And why should the rest of us subsidize folks who live in outlying areas to commute?
An increasingly smaller proportion of consumers will find mass transit efficient in outlying areas, that is, in urban sprawl.
Many in outlying areas took "Deliverance" as a tutorial or "What we're obligated to do!"
During this part of training, on the weekends we might walk the few miles to Marapyane (we were all staying in outlying villages) or hang with our families while they went to church/funerals/weddings/etc.
The inescapable dominance of colonial land tenure, the restructuring of land claims in outlying districts, the penetration of settler kin networks, the prevalence of settler material culture, the formal imposition of Khoisan labor bondage, and the arrival of local church and government administration all mark significant turning points in the Cedarberg, moments when orthodoxy vanquished alternatives.
Anecdotal information from the Cedarberg fits this pattern, though more work remains to be done to confirm the extent of short-term slave transfers and temporal variations in outlying districts. back