adjective re·mote \ri-ˈmōt\

: far away

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

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


Full Definition of REMOTE

:  separated by an interval or space greater than usual <an involucre remote from the flower>
:  far removed in space, time, or relation :  divergent <the remote past> <comments remote from the truth>
:  out-of-the-way, secluded <a remote cabin in the hills>
:  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>
:  not arising from a primary or proximate action
:  small in degree :  slight <a remote possibility> <hadn't the remotest idea of what was going on>
:  distant in manner :  aloof
re·mote·ly adverb
re·mote·ness noun

Examples of REMOTE

  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 of REMOTE

Middle English, from Latin remotus, from past participle of removēre to remove
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of REMOTE

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

First Known Use of REMOTE


Other Broadcasting Terms

continuity, dissolve, fade, feed, residual, spike, wipe


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