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remote

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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

Full Definition of remote

re·mot·erre·mot·est

  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

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


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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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