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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•moterɪˈmoʊt(adj.; n.)-mot•er, -mot•est

  1. (adj.)far apart; far distant in space.

  2. out-of-the-way; secluded:

    a remote village.

  3. distant in time, relationship, connection, etc.:

    remote antiquity; a remote ancestor.

  4. far off; abstracted; removed:

    principles remote from actions.

  5. not direct or primary; not directly involved or influential:

    the remote causes of the war.

  6. slight or faint; unlikely:

    a remote chance.

  7. reserved and distant in manner.

  8. operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

  9. (n.)a broadcast, usu. live, from outside a radio or television station.

    Category: Showbiz

  10. Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

    Ref: remote control (def. 2). 2

Origin of remote:

1375–1425; late ME < L remōtus, orig. ptp. of removēre to move back, remove


Princeton's WordNet

  1. farness, remoteness, farawayness(noun)

    the property of being remote

  2. aloofness, remoteness, standoffishness, withdrawnness(noun)

    a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner


  1. remoteness(Noun)

    the quality of being remote

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