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remote

adjective re·mote \ ri-ˈmōt \

Definition of remote

remoter; remotest
1 :separated by an interval or space greater than usual
  • an involucre remote from the flower
2 :far removed in space, time, or relation :divergent
  • the remote past
  • comments remote from the truth
3 :out-of-the-way, secluded
  • a remote cabin in the hills
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 :not arising from a primary or proximate action
6 :small in degree :slight
  • a remote possibility
  • hadn't the remotest idea of what was going on
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.

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Origin and Etymology of remote

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


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remote

noun

Definition of remote

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

Recent Examples of remote from the Web

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First Known Use of remote

1937

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REMOTE Defined for English Language Learners

remote

adjective

Definition of remote for English Language Learners

  • : far away

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

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


REMOTE Defined for Kids

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remote

adjective re·mote \ ri-ˈmōt \

Definition of remote for Students

remoter; remotest
1 :far off in place or time
  • remote countries
  • the remote past
2 :secluded 1
  • a remote valley
3 :small in degree
  • a remote possibility
4 :distant in manner :aloof
5 :not closely connected or related
  • remote ancestors

remotely

adverb

remoteness

noun

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remote

noun

Definition of remote for Students


Law Dictionary

remote

adjective re·mote

legal Definition of remote

remoter; remotest
1 a :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 :acting, acted on, or controlled indirectly or from a distance
3 a :not proximate or acting directly
b :not arising from the effect of that which is proximate
4 :small in degree
  • a remote possibility of paternity

remotely

adverb

remoteness

noun


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