re·​mote·​ly ri-ˈmōt-lē How to pronounce remotely (audio)
: to a remote extent
I could not guess even remotely what time it was.P. G. Wodehouse
I am grieved beyond measure that I should be, however remotely, a cause of this horror coming on you.Bram Stoker
: in a remote location
… had planned, for the afternoon, a visit to a remotely situated acquaintance whom the introduction of the motor had transformed into a neighbour.Edith Wharton
The remotely located house of worship survives unaltered from its original state …Virginia Department of Historic Resources
: without direct contact or control : from a distance
One wrong touch on the steering knobs (the machines are guided remotely from a control console on the surface) and the tunneler can start "porpoising": oscillating back and forth across the axis instead of running straight down it.Fred Hapgood
As a surgeon's remotely operated hands, they could assist in delicate eye or brain surgery; they could even cut your lawn—blade by blade.Michael Bowker

Examples of remotely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Admission is free; the speaker will present remotely. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2024 Bernardo Raul Castro Mata, 19, appeared remotely from his hospital bed to be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court in connection to the shooting of Officers Richard Yarusso and Christopher Abreu. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 6 June 2024 While some agents work out of call centers, many work remotely from home. Seamus Webster, Fortune, 6 June 2024 But the natural experiment of the pandemic proved that parts of oncology care could be done closer to home and remotely. NPR, 6 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for remotely 

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of remotely was in 1598

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“Remotely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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