noun Geology.
an outcrop of a formation completely surrounded by rocks of younger age.
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1855–60; in + (out)lier Unabridged
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inlier (ˈɪnˌlaɪə)
an outcrop of rocks that is entirely surrounded by younger rocks

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Means are recalculated and weights are derived by dividing these means by averages calculated across all inlier records.
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