What does remote mean?

Definitions for remote
rɪˈmoʊtre·mote

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. remote control, remoteadjective

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

    "he lost the remote for his TV"

  2. distant, remoteadjective

    located far away spatially

    "distant lands"; "remote stars"

  3. outside, remoteadjective

    very unlikely

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

  4. distant, remote, removedadjective

    separate or apart in time

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

  5. outback(a), remoteadjective

    inaccessible and sparsely populated;

  6. distant, remoteadjective

    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. remotenoun

    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. remotenoun

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

  3. remoteverb

    To connect to a computer from a remote location.

  4. remoteadjective

    At a distance; disconnected.

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

  5. remoteadjective

    Distant or otherwise inaccessible.

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

  6. remoteadjective

    Unlikely.

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

  7. remoteadjective

    Emotionally detached.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. REMOTEadjective

    Etymology: remotus, Lat.

    In this narrow scantling of capacity, it is not all remote and even apparent good that affects us. John Locke.

    Wherever the mind places itself by any thought, either amongst, or remote from all bodies, it can, in this uniform idea of space, no where find any bounds. John Locke.

    In quiet shades, content with rural sports,
    Give me a life, remote from guilty courts. George Granville.

    An unadvised transiliency from the effect to the remotest cause. Joseph Glanvill.

    Syllogism serves not to furnish the mind with intermediate ideas, that shew the connection of remote ones. John Locke.

    All those propositions, how remote soever from reason, are so sacred, that men will sooner part with their lives, than suffer themselves to doubt of them. John Locke.

ChatGPT

  1. remote

    Remote refers to something that is located far away from the main areas or from the point of reference. It may also refer to the minimal chance of something happening. In technology, it can refer to a device designed to control another device or system from a distance.

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

  2. Remote

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

  3. Remote

    not agreeing; alien; foreign

  4. Remote

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

  5. Remote

    separate; abstracted

  6. Remote

    not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant

  7. Remote

    not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance

  8. Remote

    separated by intervals greater than usual

  9. 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.]

Entomology

  1. Remote

    further removed than distant.

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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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. Robert Robbins:

    There is a risk and reward with reopening the campus -- some say it's not worth California State University and remote learning is still the way to go, but there are clear benefits to being on campus, however, our semester is not going to look the same. We have a responsibility to protect the health of everyone on campus.

  2. Rob Binns:

    We're going to be able to reduce the cost of transportation to remote projects around the world and open up projects that were previously thought inaccessible.

  3. Marshall Jarrett:

    It's 116,000 people in this department. The attorney general has a sprawling job. Generally the AG is pretty remote, it seems abundantly clear that Barr has a keen interest in the Durham investigation.

  4. Judith Olson:

    They have to be conscious all the time of remote people, the hardest thing is going to be the promotion or evaluation at the end of the year to be unbiased about people you haven't seen very much.

  5. Edouard Beigbeder:

    Unless health facilities have the means to deliver immunization, nutrition and other essential services, including in remote areas of the country, we risk seeing the lives and futures of many Congolese children scarred or destroyed by preventable diseases.

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