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adjective re·mote \ri-ˈmōt\

Simple Definition of remote

  • : far away

  • : far away from other people, houses, cities, etc.

  • : far away in time : happening a long time ago or far into the future

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of remote

remoter

remotest

  1. 1 :  separated by an interval or space greater than usual <an involucre remote from the flower>

  2. 2 :  far removed in space, time, or relation :  divergent <the remote past> <comments remote from the truth>

  3. 3 :  out-of-the-way, secluded <a remote cabin in the hills>

  4. 4 :  acting, acted on, or controlled indirectly or from a distance <remote computer operation>; also :  relating to the acquisition of information about a distant object (as by radar or photography) without coming into physical contact with it <remote sensing>

  5. 5 :  not arising from a primary or proximate action

  6. 6 :  small in degree :  slight <a remote possibility> <hadn't the remotest idea of what was going on>

  7. 7 :  distant in manner :  aloof

remotely

adverb

remoteness

noun

Examples of remote in a sentence

  1. She enjoys reading about remote lands.

  2. The mission is to transport medical supplies to remote areas of the globe.

  3. a tradition that dates back to remote antiquity

  4. an invention that may be available in the remote future

  5. There is a remote possibility that I'll be free Friday night.



Origin and Etymology of remote

Middle English, from Latin remotus, from past participle of removēre to remove


First Known Use: 15th century


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remote

noun re·mote

Definition of remote

  1. 1 :  a radio or television program or a portion of a program originating outside the studio

  2. 2 :  remote control 2



1937

First Known Use of remote

1937

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Rhymes with remote

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REMOTE Defined for Kids

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remote

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adjective re·mote \ri-ˈmōt\

Definition of remote for Students

remoter

remotest

  1. 1 :  far off in place or time <remote countries> <the remote past>

  2. 2 :  secluded 1 <a remote valley>

  3. 3 :  small in degree <a remote possibility>

  4. 4 :  distant in manner :  aloof

  5. 5 :  not closely connected or related <remote ancestors>

remotely

adverb

remoteness

noun



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noun re·mote

Definition of remote for Students




Law Dictionary

remote

adjective re·mote

Legal Definition of remote

remoter

remotest

  1. 1a :  far removed in space, time, or relation <ancestors of a more remote degree> b :  exceeding the time allowed under the rule against perpetuities for the vesting of interests <the residuary clause…violates the rule against remote vesting — Estate of Grove, 70 Cal. App. 3d 355 (1977)>; also :  being in violation of the rule against perpetuities <a remote contingent estate>

  2. 2 :  acting, acted on, or controlled indirectly or from a distance

  3. 3a :  not proximate or acting directly b :  not arising from the effect of that which is proximate

  4. 4 :  small in degree <a remote possibility of paternity>

remotely

adverb

remoteness

noun




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