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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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 three most affected municipalities are all remote communities in the Amazon rainforest. Time, "'We Are Not Even Close to Our Peak Yet.' Brazil Risks Being Overwhelmed by Coronavirus Outbreak," 15 May 2020 Phase three of the plan, with a target date of Aug. 3 involves: Bringing all employees back to campus, but giving colleges the discretion to allow some to stay remote. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Maricopa Community Colleges unveils plan to reopen slowly. Here's how it will work," 15 May 2020 Four months into the coronavirus pandemic, all but around a dozen remote islands and isolated nations have reported cases of infection. Alastair Gale And Chieko Tsuneoka, WSJ, "This Japanese Region Has No Coronavirus," 15 May 2020 In a separate project, scientists recently conducted extensive mapping of the seafloor at Bikini Atoll, the remote Pacific Ocean testing site for atomic bombs between 1946 and 1954. Fox News, "Cold War nuclear tests changed rainfall thousands of miles away, scientists reveal," 15 May 2020 Yesterday's late-day rally was led by financial stocks as the prospect of negative rates is looking more remote. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Investors shake off brutal U.S. jobs data to nudge markets higher," 15 May 2020 First responders were quickly at the scene of the crash, which occurred in a remote part of the base, northeast of the main base. Christopher Harress | Charress@al.com, al, "F-22 fighter jet crashes near Florida’s Eglin Air Force Base," 15 May 2020 Put down that remote and pick up a good read instead. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "5 Beauty Books By Black Authors To Read Right Now," 14 May 2020 The remote possibility of spending another winter here if the situation continues to worsen in India is quite difficult to imagine. Pradeep Tomar, Quartz India, "Indian scientists in Antarctica are under their own version of a lockdown," 13 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 In the meantime, schools are providing remote learning. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "As Indiana reopens, parents returning to work need to make decisions about child care," 1 May 2020 The wireless remote allows for pressure, temperature, and angle adjustments without reaching around for a handle. Popular Science, "Six toilet upgrades that could very well change your life," 18 Dec. 2019 Holsinger, a professor of English at the University of Virginia, is a scholar of medieval literature, which may sound like a field remote from this story. Ron Charles Critic, Washington Post, "Parents will stop at nothing to get their kids into a prestigious school," 16 July 2019 However, compared to buying directly through TCL or another retailer, the Best Buy model’s included remote doesn’t support voice commands. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "TCL’s excellent 6-Series 4K TV is only $499.99 at Best Buy," 17 Dec. 2018 Huffman Independent School District — just like school districts across the state and the nation — has moved to a completely online remote learning system as part of the efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Elliott Lapin, Houston Chronicle, "Huffman ISD gets computers and Wi-Fi hotspots to students for remote learning," 30 Apr. 2020 Behrens encourages students at St. Mary’s, where three-quarters are first generation, to sign up for multiple part-time remote tutoring and proofreading gigs if necessary. Alia Malik, ExpressNews.com, "Coronavirus pandemic puts squeeze on jobs, internships for San Antonio-area college students," 27 Apr. 2020 There will also be increased disinfection of the highest-touch guest room areas and features, including light switches, door handles, and TV remotes. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hilton Is Introducing New Cleaning Techniques Across All Its Hotels," 27 Apr. 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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19 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Remote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remote. Accessed 24 May. 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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