remote ADJECTIVE (remoter, remotest) 1) far away in space or time. 2) situated far from the main centres of population. 3) distantly related. 4) (often remote from) having very little connection. 5) (of a chance or possibility) unlikely to occur. 6) aloof and unfriendly in manner. 7) (of an electronic device) operating or operated by means of radio or infrared signals. 8) Computing (of a device) that can only be accessed by means of a network.
DERIVATIVES remotely adverb remoteness noun.
ORIGIN Latin remotus 'removed' .

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