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Remote


1 a : far away : DISTANT

She enjoys reading about remote lands.

remote galaxies

1b : far away from other people, houses, cities, etc.

a remote island/village

The mission is to transport medical supplies to remote areas/places/regions of the globe.


2 always used before a noun : far away in time : happening a long time ago or far into the future

a tradition that dates back to remote antiquity

an invention that may be available in the remote future


3 : very small : SLIGHT

There is a remote possibility that I'll be free Friday night.

a remote chance
[=a very small possibility]

4 always used before a noun : not closely related

remote ancestors

5 : very different from something

Their traditions are remote from our own.

6 : not friendly or involved with other people : distant or cold in manner

She became very remote in her old age.

7 a computers : connected to a computer system from another place

always used before a noun

a remote computer/machine/terminal

Remote users cannot access these files.

The computer is capable of remote access.
[=it is possible to become connected to this computer from another place]

7 b : capable of being controlled from a distance

always used before a noun

a remote camera

remote sensors


remoteness noun [noncount]

The remoteness of his location made it hard for rescuers to reach him.

his remoteness as a father



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