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outsider

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌaʊtˈsaɪdər/
WORKPLACE someone who is paid by a company or organization to do a particular job, but who is not a permanent employee: In 2009, the company hired an outsider with marketing experience in an effort to revive its business.
someone who is not directly involved in a situation: To outsiders, it looked as if the company was doing well.
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