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

remotely adverb
remoteness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for remote

Synonyms: Adjective

fragile, frail, negligible, off, outside, slight, slim, small

Antonyms: Adjective

good

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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

As modern lighting becomes more powerful and cost effective, even remote places like this may one day be in danger of living under what some call an eternal twilight. CBS News, "Historic train takes passengers stargazing in the Great Basin Desert," 7 Aug. 2019 The pups were videotaped on a trail camera, along with two adult wolves, June 18, in a remote location of Lassen or Plumas County. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, "Video: Three new wolf pups born in Northern California," 6 Aug. 2019 Canino said warehouse workers are particularly vulnerable, especially those in remote locations away from corporate offices. Kara Carlson, Dallas News, "Screen door maker agrees to pay $55,000 to settle Texas sexual harassment case," 30 July 2019 In that remote location, most news came to us by shortwave radio. orlandosentinel.com, "Letters: Readers share memories of historic 1969 moon landing," 20 July 2019 Also, Helen and Ben (Rena Owen, Alex Roe) go on a tense hunt after the hybrids entice one of the mermaids to follow them to a remote location. Ed Stockly, latimes.com, "What's on TV Thursday: ‘Elementary’ on CBS," 10 July 2019 The point was to show off how speedy its 5G is, so drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. controlled the S-Drone from a remote location armed with a gaming wheel and a VR headset. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "VW’s crazy electric car breaks F1 record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed," 8 July 2019 No one was killed or seriously injured, which authorities attributed to the remote location in the Mojave Desert. John Rogers, chicagotribune.com, "After 2 of the biggest earthquakes in decades, California residents urged to be ready for when the ‘Big One’ strikes," 7 July 2019 The island is part of the South Sandwich Islands, a British Overseas Territory and one of the most remote locations on the planet. Fox News, "Extremely rare lava lake discovered on remote South Atlantic volcano," 4 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

But it's already being used by Rush University Medical Center in Chicago to deliver near real-time remote healthcare monitoring and the ability to transmit large imaging files quickly. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, "5G will soon change your life. But first, you'll have to find it," 9 Aug. 2019 This adjustable model has built-in air chambers that inflate to 50 different firmness levels via a remote. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "6 Best Adjustable Beds and Mattresses for the Most Comfortable Sleep Ever," 30 July 2019 The government in 1982 began studying Yucca Mountain as a remote and secure repository. Washington Post, "Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site," 18 July 2019 There’s even sets of chic boxes to use as catchalls atop dressers or tuck into media stands to hide miscellaneous items like remotes and routers. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "13 Stylish and Practical Ways to Organize Any Space, Nook, or Cranny!," 15 July 2019 At launch, Apple TV games were required to support the hardware's touchpad-focused, tilt-sensitive remote, and those games could optionally support any number of MFi controllers already designed for mobile iOS hardware. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Apple expands tvOS gaming with PS4, Xbox One S controller support," 3 June 2019 Most of the long, free-flowing rivers are found in remote and inaccessible regions where hydropower development may not have been feasible in the past. Stefan Lovgren, National Geographic, "Two-thirds of the longest rivers no longer flow freely—and it's harming us," 8 May 2019 Virts, Neihouse and cinematographers Richard Crudo and Jannicke Mikkelsen are featured in a remote The Hollywood Reporter Behind the Screen podcast from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "Astronaut Terry Virts Directing Movie About His Round-the-World Speed Record Attempt," 8 July 2019 In the new horror film Midsommar, William Jackson Harper plays an anthropology student named Josh, one of several Americans who visit a remote — and increasingly ominous — commune in Sweden. Clark Collis, EW.com, "Midsommar star says his Good Place character would have 'gotten the f— out of there'," 3 July 2019

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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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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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