[ ri-moht ]
/ rɪˈmoʊt /

adjective, re·mot·er, re·mot·est.


Radio and Television. a broadcast, usually live, from a location outside a studio.

Nearby words

  1. remorse,
  2. remorseful,
  3. remorsefully,
  4. remorseless,
  5. remortgage,
  6. remote access,
  7. remote control,
  8. remote sensing,
  9. remote sensor,
  10. remotely

Origin of remote

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin remōtus, past participle of removēre to move back; see remove, motion

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for remote


/ (rɪˈməʊt) /


Derived Formsremotely, adverbremoteness, noun

Word Origin for remote

C15: from Latin remōtus far removed, from removēre, from re- + movēre to move

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Word Origin and History for remote



mid-15c., from Middle French remot or directly from Latin remotus "afar off, remote, distant in place," past participle of removere "move back or away" (see remove (v.)). Related: Remotely; remoteness. Remote control "fact of controlling from a distance" is recorded from 1904; as a device which allows this from 1920.

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