Exits Vs Outlinks


I’m currently tracking a website and I’m confused about some of the numbers. When I visit the flow diagram under “Outgoing Traffic” Exits and Outlinks have very similar numbers and I’m wondering if these numbers are related somehow.

Exits = 1497
Outlinks = 1495

Could it be that every outlink is also counted as an exit?
I can’t seem to wrap my head around how these two numbers are uniquely different.

T. Thomas
Thank you for your time.