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 : being, relating to, or involving a means of doing or using something indirectly or from a distance: such as
a : using or involving a network connection between computers or systems in different locations a remote workforce remote learning files stored on remote servers Just think about if an employee has an issue with their laptop—you'll need a remote desktop tool to take control of their machine to try and diagnose the issue.— Lisa Ardill
b : being or relating to a means of collecting data about something (such as an object or an area) from a distance (as by using radar or photography) Using remote cameras, researchers got photos of 18 ocelots over an eight-year period.— Tony Davis Using up to three remote sensors, the unit gives you indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity.— Cliff Gromer Satellite remote sensing offers a step change in our ability to map and monitor the extent of Antarctica's terrestrial biosphere.— Andrew Gray et al. — see also remote access, remote control, remote controlled
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

Synonyms & Antonyms for remote

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 Native American groups have stressed that while citizens largely remain skeptical over federal government policies, vaccination campaigns of going door to door in rural and remote areas have helped reach more people. NBC News, 4 June 2021 The struggle to quickly adapt to the remote and digital work model highlights a strong need for digital infrastructure across all sectors. Maher Matta, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Many schools continued to operate that way into the fall, either through fully-remote or hybrid learning models, or at least gave students the option to remain online. Arika Herron, The Indianapolis Star, 3 June 2021 Yuan emphasized that hybrid work is the future, but said there are many different models for how companies might treat remote and in-person work. Scott Nover, Quartz, 2 June 2021 How to onboard new employees in remote or hybrid workplaces. S. Mitra Kalita, Fortune, 2 June 2021 This includes places like Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Latin America, the Caribbean, and even rural and remote regions of the United States. Allison Chinchar, CNN, 1 June 2021 Beginning in mid-July, the camps provide free instruments and lessons to students in grades 1-5, with both remote and in-person learning for current students, and an in-person camp for new students. David Buice, Dallas News, 1 June 2021 Oh pointed out that the school’s theater and music departments also staged productions – despite the woes of all-remote and hybrid learning modes, and other public heath requirements, including social distancing, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, 1 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun It’s not as horribly easy to lose as our prior, horrible remote. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 24 May 2021 With 82% of students learning in-person and 18% remote, Scott believes Avon Lake made its plan work. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 24 May 2021 The pair used the pandemic to their advantage, developing a hybrid remote (via Zoom) and in-person model to hold meetings with associates. Geri Stengel, Forbes, 19 May 2021 Sync up your Yoolax Motorized Blind Shade with your smart speaker and forget using the remote. Chris Hachey, BGR, 29 Apr. 2021 That in turn means a single remote can get a lot more done. Brian Barrett, Wired, 18 Apr. 2021 Spotify has released the Car Thing, a compact smart player that acts as a remote for streaming Spotify content from a smartphone while in the car. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, 13 Apr. 2021 Control the color of the bulbs using the remote to switch between a monochrome look and patterned to play up your space. Southern Living, 9 Apr. 2021 The icon for the Apple TV Siri remote has been updated to the new version (just in time for Friday's release). Anthony Karcz, Forbes, 17 May 2021

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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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“Remote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remote. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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remote

adjective

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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