adjective, re·mot·er, re·mot·est.
- remote access,
- remote control,
- remote sensing,
- remote sensor,
Origin of remote
Examples from the Web for remotely
This may be the case—but it is not remotely plausible evidence that this attack was therefore orchestrated by North Korea.
I am not remotely embarrassed to relate he weighed just 9lb.
America was different; the disease of HIV is not remotely the same.They May Sound Like a Good Idea, But Travel Bans for Ebola Won’t Work|Abby Haglage|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If your movie is remotely good you can probably get someone to give you money for it.
This Judge Hayes did not remotely do—and not for the first time.The Supreme Court Must Right the Wrong Done to Billy Wayne Cope|Andrew Cohen|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their value depends less on what they directly represent than on what they remotely suggest.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII|John Lord
But these things came to his ears more vaguely and remotely, and at last they faded away.Confidence|Henry James
Do you think these things tend, either immediately or remotely, to promote the glory of God?The Power of Faith|Isabella Graham
Sometimes he thought of Winnebago, recalling it remotely, dimly, as one is occasionally conscious of a former unknown existence.Gigolo|Edna Ferber
That he, too, should grow warm had not remotely occurred to her.The Pastor's Wife|Elizabeth von Arnim
Word Origin 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.