AskDefine | Define outlying

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outlying adj : relatively far from a center or middle; "outlying settlements" [syn: outlying(a)]

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  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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