remote

adjective
re·​mote | \ ri-ˈmōt How to pronounce remote (audio) \
remoter; remotest

Definition of remote

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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

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 Datings apps have been a connection conduit for 20-somethings and older adults, but college freshmen, many anticipating a first semester or full year of remote learning, have found more straightforward ways to meet. Anna Kramer, SFChronicle.com, "How do you make friends during a lockdown? Dating apps," 2 Aug. 2020 Fairview Park City Schools was also offering an all-remote learning option for parents uncomfortable with sending their students back to school during a pandemic. John Benson, cleveland, "Fairview Park City Schools per board of health recommendation to start 2020-2021 school year with remote learning," 31 July 2020 Fairfax County and Loudoun County Public Schools were forced to backtrack last-minute, abandoning hybrid programs in favor of the all-remote option. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "Alexandria City Public Schools should start the fall all-virtual, superintendent says," 31 July 2020 Yolanda Payne, whose son is in the fourth grade, chose to continue remote learning. Gary Tuchman, CNN, "Jefferson City Schools reopening 'experiment' is underway," 31 July 2020 In the spring, remote learning was more flexible, but now teachers in North East and many other school districts have more rigid schedules that include set videoconferencing hours with students. Alia Malik, ExpressNews.com, "Some teachers in San Antonio will give virtual lessons from empty classrooms because of the coronavirus," 31 July 2020 Harvard is planning all-remote learning for undergraduate and graduate students in the fall, while MIT will have a combination of online and in-person classes. Shraddha Chakradhar, STAT, "‘I feel like I am not welcome’: Medical, doctoral students from abroad grapple with uncertainty from new ICE rules," 10 July 2020 That plan includes an all-remote option for those who want it. Anchorage Daily News, "With coronavirus science still iffy, US schools hope to reopen for 56.6 million K-12 students," 10 July 2020 Sixty percent plan to return to an in-person semester, 9% will continue all-remote learning and 24% will offer a mix, with the others still deciding. CBS News, "Students may not get "the true college experience" this year, as school reopening plans vary," 7 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Gskyer astronomical refracting travel telescope ($95.99) with 70mm aperture, 400mm (f/5.7) focal length, phone adapter and wireless remote that lets beginners explore the stars and moon can be transported in its carry bag. oregonlive, "Amazon best sellers – what everyone is buying on sale for summer and maybe you should too," 5 July 2020 These power system upgrades, however, are nothing like replacing batteries in your remote. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "NASA astronauts conduct second spacewalk for space station power upgrades," 1 July 2020 The gel was also visible on the TV remote, the report said. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "TV news show sting alleges NYC hotels weren't following coronavirus cleaning procedures," 30 June 2020 School communities desperate for normalcy are hoping that the new school year will be more stable than the last, when the coronavirus forced schools to close and launch remote learning overnight. Washington Post, "Live updates: Fauci to testify to Senate committee on reopening schools amid coronavirus surge," 30 June 2020 This task, however, is nothing like replacing batteries in your remote. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "NASA astronauts conduct a spacewalk for space station power upgrades," 26 June 2020 Facebook and Nationwide Mutual Insurance are among the companies allowing employees to maintain their remote... Cordilia James, WSJ, "How to Plan Before Leaving Town to Work Remotely," 22 June 2020 This kit, from MICTUNING, includes a remote to change the colors to meet your personal needs. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, "The Wildest Truck Accessories That Drive Us Nuts," 20 June 2020 Personalize all your preferred settings with a small remote that can be mounted on your bathroom wall. Popular Science, "Smart toilets that might improve your entire life," 17 June 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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“Remote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remote. Accessed 8 Aug. 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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