What does remote mean?

Definitions for remote
rɪˈmoʊtre·mote

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. remote control, remote(adj)

    a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance

    "he lost the remote for his TV"

  2. distant, remote(adj)

    located far away spatially

    "distant lands"; "remote stars"

  3. outside, remote(adj)

    very unlikely

    "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency"

  4. distant, remote, removed(adj)

    separate or apart in time

    "distant events"; "the remote past or future"

  5. outback(a), remote(adj)

    inaccessible and sparsely populated;

  6. distant, remote(adj)

    far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship

    "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"

Wiktionary

  1. remote(Noun)

    Short for remote control.

    I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.

  2. remote(Noun)

    An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.

  3. remote(Verb)

    To connect to a computer from a remote location.

  4. remote(Adjective)

    At a distance; disconnected.

    A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.

  5. remote(Adjective)

    Distant or otherwise inaccessible.

    After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.

  6. remote(Adjective)

    Unlikely.

    There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.

  7. remote(Adjective)

    Emotionally detached.

    After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remote

    removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands

    Etymology: [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.]

  2. Remote

    hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses

    Etymology: [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.]

  3. Remote

    not agreeing; alien; foreign

    Etymology: [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.]

  4. Remote

    not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity

    Etymology: [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.]

  5. Remote

    separate; abstracted

    Etymology: [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.]

  6. Remote

    not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant

    Etymology: [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.]

  7. Remote

    not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance

    Etymology: [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.]

  8. Remote

    separated by intervals greater than usual

    Etymology: [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remote

    rē-mōt′, adj. moved back to a distance in time or place: far: distant: primary, as a cause: not agreeing: not nearly related.—adv. Remote′ly.—ns. Remote′ness; Remō′tion (Shak.), act of removing: remoteness. [Remove.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'remote' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3388

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'remote' in Adjectives Frequency: #441

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How to say remote in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of remote in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of remote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of remote in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Heinemann:

    Transportation is a challenge, especially considering that our equipment tends to be located in remote areas, the minimal infrastructure makes access by road difficult ... In remote locations, the best option for transporting people and parts could be air.

  2. Rose Cory:

    Besides the fact that material mostly comes from the surface, the age-related bioaccumulation also increases these pollutant concentrations, bringing more threat to these most remote ecosystems. what is really novel here is not just that carbon from the surface ocean can reach the deep ocean on relatively short timescales, but that the young carbon produced in the surface ocean is fueling, or sustaining, life in the deepest trenches.

  3. Satoru Yoshizawa:

    A remote-controlled robot allows one person to work at multiple stores.

  4. Wood Mackenzie:

    Alaska as a region is quite prone to delays, it's very, very high cost, it's a remote, tough environment to work in, and there's a lot of environmental regulations.

  5. Ren Leppens:

    Sadly, the likelihood of being able to successfully re-float the remaining whales was extremely low, the remote location, lack of nearby personnel and the whales' deteriorating condition meant the most humane thing to do was to euthanize.

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