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re·mote / riˈmōt/ • adj. (-mot·er , -mot·est ) 1. (of a place) far away; distant: I'd chosen a spot that looked as remote from any road as possible. ∎  (of a place) situated far from the main centers of population in a country: a remote Oregon valley. ∎  (of an electronic device) operating or operated by means of radio or infrared signals. ∎  distant in time: a golden age in the remote past. ∎  distantly related: a remote cousin. ∎  having very little connection with or relationship to: the theory seems rather intellectual and remote from everyday experience. ∎  (of a person) aloof and unfriendly in manner: this morning Maria again seemed remote and patronizing. ∎  Comput. denoting a device that can only be accessed by means of a network. Compare with local. 2. (of a chance or possibility) unlikely to occur: chances of a genuine and lasting peace become even more remote. • n. a remote control device. DERIVATIVES: re·mote·ness n.

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remote A term used to describe a process or system that uses a communications link, as in remote job entry, remote sensing, and remote procedure call.

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remote XV (rare before late XVI). — L. remōtus, pp. of removēre REMOVE.

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