# Finding Outliers in Data

In this lesson, an explanation is provided on what outliers in data are and how to detect them.

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## What is an outlier?

Anything that lies outside the normal distribution of the provided dataset is known as an *outlier*. Let’s suppose a list has these elements: `[32,30,39,35,31,4,37]`

. It is quite evident that `4`

is the outlier in this list because all the other elements lie around a mean value of `35`

. Similarly, any data point that behaves differently from the rest of the set is known as an *outlier*.

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