As adjectives the difference between inlying and outlying
is that inlying
is located further in (especially from a coast) while outlying
is relatively remote from some central location.
As a noun outlying is
a region relatively remote from a central location.
Located further in (especially from a coast)
Relatively remote from some central location.
Located outside of some boundary or limit.
- The more outlying villages were never visited by their member of parliament.
- When the map was redrawn after the war, our cousin found herself living in outlying territory.
A region relatively remote from a central location.
* 1975 , United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Environmental Pollution, Water Pollution Control Act of 1972: Effect on Small Communities
- The other areas and the outlyings will have to come in at a later date, although the council wrestles with that periodically. But the amount of money involved would be substantial.