remote

adjective
re·​mote | \ ri-ˈmōt How to pronounce remote (audio) \
remoter; remotest

Definition of remote

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

remote

noun

Definition of remote (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from remote

Adjective

remoteness noun

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of remote in a Sentence

Adjective She enjoys reading about remote lands. The mission is to transport medical supplies to remote areas of the globe. a tradition that dates back to remote antiquity an invention that may be available in the remote future There is a remote possibility that I'll be free Friday night.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The bundle includes one of our favorite remote prostate vibrators, as well as the Loki Wave rabbit vibe, a free Remoji toy of your choosing (with code STAYSAFE), a 36-pack of condoms, and a bottle of lube. Wired Staff, Wired, "The 18 Best Weekend Deals on Videogames, Sex Tech, and More," 27 June 2020 The remote Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, three thousand miles east of Moscow and six miles north of the Arctic Circle, has long held the record, with another Siberian town, for the coldest inhabited place in the world. Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker, "A Disastrous Summer in the Arctic," 27 June 2020 To get it, the Marble Mountain Wilderness in the remote north state is one of the best options. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Looking for summer solitude? Marble Mountain is the perfect retreat," 27 June 2020 Is there any nuance to the kind of remote office work shift that's going on? The Atlantic, "Listen: People Are Panic Moving," 26 June 2020 When two girls living in a remote Indian village were gang raped in a field and then hung from a large mango tree, some American news coverage included photos of their lifeless bodies. Jessica Fishman, Scientific American, "It Shouldn't Be Taboo to Publish Images of Those Killed by Violence," 26 June 2020 Oregon has an abundance of natural hot springs, some easily accessible, others completely remote, reports Oregonian/OregonLive’s travel writer Jamie Hale, who compiled a list of day-use springs. oregonlive, "Zen-like getaways: Oregon offers calm vacation destinations (and ideas for your home)," 26 June 2020 The remote monitoring systems can be effective at deterring shoplifting inside the store, according to experts. Moss Cohen, CNN, "Dollar General is cheap, popular and spreading across America. It's also a robbery magnet, police say," 26 June 2020 Maybe rent a small camper, shove the dogs inside and find a remote spot in the mountains or near the water, where the cell coverage is nonexistent but the scenery breathtaking? Washington Post, "A never-Trumper tried to drag Domino’s over an 8-year-old tweet. The pizza giant was just saying thanks.," 26 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This task, however, is nothing like replacing batteries in your remote. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "NASA astronauts conduct a spacewalk for space station power upgrades," 26 June 2020 Facebook and Nationwide Mutual Insurance are among the companies allowing employees to maintain their remote... Cordilia James, WSJ, "How to Plan Before Leaving Town to Work Remotely," 22 June 2020 This kit, from MICTUNING, includes a remote to change the colors to meet your personal needs. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, "The Wildest Truck Accessories That Drive Us Nuts," 20 June 2020 Personalize all your preferred settings with a small remote that can be mounted on your bathroom wall. Popular Science, "Smart toilets that might improve your entire life," 17 June 2020 Briley asked on June 8 as the committee meeting was being broadcast via remote on YouTube. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Cleveland Heights council gets update on local development during the pandemic," 15 June 2020 Before Jesse Piña started going to Oak Haven Massage late last year, the San Antonio gym rat and business owner could barely lift a remote or fluff a pillow without pain. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "What it’s like getting a massage or physical therapy during coronavirus pandemic," 15 June 2020 Roku, the industry leader, has a 4K dongle with remote for $40. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google’s leaked TV dongle looks like a merger of Android TV and Chromecast," 3 June 2020 With remote learning taking place as a result of COVID-19, students will be submitting video presentations and images of their research that can be viewed throughout the day on the Mount Union website and the institution's social media channels. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Hinckley Township residents’ donation will aid Tri-C students: Campus Corner," 11 May 2020

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First Known Use of remote

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for remote

Adjective

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

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The first known use of remote was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Remote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remote. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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remote

adjective
How to pronounce remote (audio)

English Language Learners 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

remote

adjective
re·​mote | \ ri-ˈmōt How to pronounce remote (audio) \
remoter; remotest

Kids Definition of remote

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Other Words from remote

remotely adverb
remoteness noun

remote

noun

Kids Definition of remote (Entry 2 of 2)

remote

adjective
re·​mote
remoter; remotest

Legal Definition of remote

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 vestingEstate 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
3a : 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

Other Words from remote

remotely adverb
remoteness noun

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