adjective, re·mot·er, re·mot·est.
Origin of remote
Examples from the Web for remoteness
The remoteness of the area has been both its curse and its blessing throughout history.Iraq’s Long-Lost Mythical Temple Has Been Found…and Is In Danger of Disappearing Again|Nina Strochlic|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The more monolithic bureaucracies became, Gowers felt, the more they reinforced their remoteness by using impenetrable language.
The remoteness, the coolness, the lecturing style is now a liability.
But I think there's another factor at play in the psychology of drones: their remoteness.Daniel Klaidman on the Mind of a Drone Strike Operator|Daniel Klaidman|June 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Yet as the days passed, he became more interested in her, influenced by her nearness to him, and still more by her remoteness.The Mountain Girl|Payne Erskine
There is no place in our domain to-day which fairly may be compared to it for isolation and remoteness.Old Trails on the Niagara Frontier|Frank H. Severance
All rates were blanketed, regardless of remoteness from the eastern seaports.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
Medora bitterly resented this fling at the remoteness of their poor home.Who Crosses Storm Mountain?|Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
(a) Insular continents, whose primitive and modern development are marked by remoteness.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
British Dictionary definitions for remoteness
Word Origin for remote
Word Origin and History for remoteness
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.