- The definition of remote is something that is far away in place or time or a place that is located away from the populated areas.
- An example of remote is California if you live in New York.
- An example of remote is a cabin deep in the woods.
- An example of remote is a time ten years in the future.
- Remote is a device used to control the TV or other electronic equipment.
An example of remote is the controller that comes with your cable box.
remote definition by Webster's New World
- distant in space; far off; far away
- far off and hidden away; secluded
- far off in (past or future) time: a remote ancestor
- distant in connection, relation, bearing, or the like: a question remote from the subject
- distantly related by blood or marriage: a remote cousin
- distant in human relations; aloof: remote and cold in his manner
- slight; faint: a remote chance
- not immediate or primary; far removed in influence: the remote causes
- Comput. of or by means of a terminal, etc. located some distance away from the computer and therefore requiring a communication line
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin remotus, past participle of removere, to remove
- Radio, TV a usually live broadcast originating outside a studio
- remote control (sense )
remote definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective re·mot·er, re·mot·est
- a. Located far away; distant in space.b. Hidden away; secluded: a remote hamlet.
- Distant in time: the remote past.
- Faint; slight: a remote possibility; had not the remotest interest.
- Far removed in connection or relevance: a cause remote from everyday concerns.
- Distantly related by blood or marriage: a remote cousin.
- Distant in manner; aloof.
- Operating or controlled from a distance: remote sensors.
- Computer Science Located at a distance from another computer that is accessible by cables or other communications links: a remote terminal.
- A radio or television broadcast originating from a point outside a studio.
- A remote control device.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French remot, from Latin remōtus, past participle of removēre, to remove; see remove.
- re·moteˈly adverb
- re·moteˈness noun
remote - Computer Definition
Refers to any entity (user, machine, facility) in a different geographic location. Contrast with local.