Definition of remote
1 : separated by an interval or space greater than usual <an involucre remote from the flower>
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
Examples of remote in a sentence
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.
Origin and Etymology of remote
Middle English, from Latin remotus, from past participle of removēre to remove
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of remote
1 : a radio or television program or a portion of a program originating outside the studio
2 : remote control 2
First Known Use of remote
REMOTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of remote for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of remote for Students
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 vesting — Estate 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>
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