far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil.
out-of-the-way; secluded: a remote village;a remote mountaintop.
(of an electronic device or technical process) operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control: a remote camera.
not direct, primary, or proximate; not directly involved or influential: the remote causes of the war.
slight or faint; unlikely: The committee doesn't have the remotest idea of how to address the basic issue.So with two games remaining, we actually have a remote chance of making the play-offs.
noting or relating to work, schooling, or other activities that take place away from their usual place, site, or building: The company allows remote work for freelancers, but full-time employees are expected to work on site.Teachers have distance learning lessons prepared in advance for weather emergencies that necessitate remote instruction.
reserved and distant in manner; not warmly cordial; aloof.
distant in time: remote antiquity.
distant in relationship or connection: a remote ancestor.
Radio and Television. a broadcast, usually live, from a location outside a studio.
- re·mote·ly, adverb
- re·mote·ness, noun
- un·re·mote, adjective
- un·re·mote·ness, noun
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How to use remote in a sentence
Online voter registration, while not unique to mail-in voting, is a critical part of the remote voting process.Voting by mail is more secure than the President says. How to make it even safer | matthewheimer | September 13, 2020 | Fortune
We're here to tell you remote work doesn't have to feel so remote.The Ars Technica ultimate buying guide for your home office setup | Corey Gaskin | September 11, 2020 | Ars Technica
Dell expanded its longstanding “Connected Workplace” program offering flexibility for remote work to its full workforce in July.The best back-to-school benefits companies are offering their employees | ehinchliffe | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
Maybe it’s because remote work leaves them untethered to cities, or because it’s what they think they should do as newlyweds or young parents.Climate change will transform what it means to be a homeowner | Alexandra Ossola | September 8, 2020 | Quartz
Flying for the first time since a failure two months ago, Rocket Lab's Electron rocket delivered Capella Space's first commercial radar remote-sensing satellite to orbit Sunday after lifting off from New Zealand, Spaceflight Now reports.Rocket Report: Musk updates Super Heavy plan, China to launch spaceplane? | Eric Berger | September 4, 2020 | Ars Technica
In a remote location with little means for economic development, the Brogpas have cultivating this identity to their advantage.
The remote controlled flying craft has gone from covert military ops to a communal backyard hobby.
In a tiny, remote Chinese village, an ancient Roman bloodline may live on.
In a remote corner of China, one village tells a strange lineage tale.
Some critics have made the same sorts of arguments about the remote and effete president.
And it would be hard indeed, if so remote a prince's notions of virtue and vice were to be offered as a standard for all mankind.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
"It's dogged as does it," is not only the maxim of agricultural labourers in remote country districts.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Directors were to us junior clerks, remote personalities, mythical beings dwelling on Olympian heights.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Gas, it is clear, could not be carried into a hostile country or into remote and nearly inaccessible districts.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for remote
located far away; distant
far from any centre of population, society, or civilization; out-of-the-way
distant in time
distantly related or connected: a remote cousin
removed, as from the source or point of action
slight or faint (esp in the phrases not the remotest idea, a remote chance)
(of a person's manner) aloof or abstracted
operated from a distance; remote-controlled: a remote monitor
- remotely, adverb
- remoteness, noun
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