Remote meaning

rĭ-mōt'
Located at a distance from another computer that is accessible by cables or other communications links.

A remote terminal.

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A radio or television broadcast originating from a point outside a studio.
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Operating or controlled from a distance.

Remote sensors.

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Distant in manner; aloof.
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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.

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A remote control device.
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Distant in space; far off; far away.
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Far off in (past or future) time.

A remote ancestor.

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Distant in connection, relation, bearing, or the like.

A question remote from the subject.

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Distantly related by blood or marriage.

A remote cousin.

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Distant in human relations; aloof.

Remote and cold in his manner.

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Slight; faint.

A remote chance.

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Far off and hidden away; secluded.
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Distant in time.

The remote past.

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Distantly related by blood or marriage.

A remote cousin.

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Not immediate or primary; far removed in influence.

The remote causes.

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Occurring or located off-site.
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A usually live broadcast originating outside a studio.
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Refers to any entity (user, machine, facility) in a different geographic location. Contrast with local.
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A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.

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Distant or otherwise inaccessible.

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

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

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

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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.

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(broadcasting) An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.
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(computing) To connect to a computer from a remote location.
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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.

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Faint; slight.

A remote possibility; had not the remotest interest.

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Far removed in connection or relevance.

A cause remote from everyday concerns.

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Origin of remote

  • Middle English from Old French remot from Latin remōtus past participle of removēre to remove remove
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English, from Old French remot, masculine, remote, feminine, from Latin remotus, past participle of removere (“to remove"), from re- + movere (“to move").
    From Wiktionary