Definition of Remote

1. Noun. A device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance. "He lost the remote for his TV"

Exact synonyms: Remote Control
Generic synonyms: Device
Group relationships: Remote-control Bomb

2. Adjective. Located far away spatially. "Remote stars"
Exact synonyms: Distant
Similar to: Far
Derivative terms: Distance, Remoteness

3. Adjective. Very unlikely. "A remote contingency"
Exact synonyms: Outside
Similar to: Unlikely
Derivative terms: Remoteness

4. Adjective. Separate or apart in time. "The remote past or future"
Exact synonyms: Distant, Removed
Similar to: Far
Derivative terms: Distance, Distance, Remoteness

5. Adjective. Inaccessible and sparsely populated.
Exact synonyms: Outback
Similar to: Inaccessible, Unaccessible
Derivative terms: Outback, Remoteness

6. Adjective. Far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship. "Considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
Exact synonyms: Distant
Similar to: Faraway, Loosely Knit, Removed, Ulterior
Antonyms: Close

Definition of Remote

1. a. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.

Definition of Remote

1. Adjective. At a distance; disconnected. ¹

2. Adjective. Distant or otherwise inaccessible. ¹

3. Adjective. Unlikely. ¹

4. Adjective. Emotionally detached. ¹

5. Noun. Short for remote control. ¹

6. Noun. (broadcasting) An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room. ¹

7. Verb. (computing) To connect to a computer from a remote location. ¹

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Definition of Remote

1. situated far away [adj -MOTER, -MOTEST] : REMOTELY [adv] / a broadcast originating outside a studio [n -S]

Medical Definition of Remote

1. Separated from one another, separated by intervals or spaces greater than the ordinary. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Remote

remote (current term)
remote-access data processing
remote-control bomb
remote access
remote consultation
remote control
remote controls
remote desktop
remote keyless entry
remote memory
remote method invocation
remote method invocations
remote procedure call
remote procedure calls

Literary usage of Remote

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Educational Psychology by Edward L. Thorndike (1910)
"CHAPTER IV THE INFLUENCE OF remote ANCESTRY OR RACE The Possibility of Racial Mental Differences Men are mentally like one another and unlike dogs or horses ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"remote is a term used in speaking of modulation from one key to another, or in regard to the succession of keys in a work in several movements. ..."

3. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... in fo remote a part of the world, it would make them forget that they were left in a ... remote ..."

4. The Institutes of Medicine by Martyn Paine (1867)
"They demonstrate, also, the distinction among remote causes of disease, ... remote CAUSES OP INFLAMMATION. 742. The remote causes of inflammation fall under ..."

5. The Lancet (1842)
"... of the skin from remote sympathy ; but the primary functional derangement was not so clear. We know that changes in the spinal cord will give rise to ..."

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