November 08, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
remote /rɪˈmoʊt/ adjective

remoter; remotest or more remote; most remote

Remote village
Remote village
Learner's definition of REMOTE

1 a : far away : DISTANT

  • She enjoys reading about remote lands.

  • remote galaxies

1b : far away from other people, houses, cities, etc.

  • a remote island/village

  • The mission is to transport medical supplies to remote areas/places/regions of the globe.

2 always used before a noun : far away in time : happening a long time ago or far into the future

  • a tradition that dates back to remote antiquity

  • an invention that may be available in the remote future

3 : very small : SLIGHT

  • There is a remote possibility that I'll be free Friday night.

  • a remote chance [=a very small possibility]

4 always used before a noun : not closely related

  • remote ancestors

5 : very different from something

  • Their traditions are remote from our own.

6 : not friendly or involved with other people : distant or cold in manner

  • She became very remote in her old age.

7 a computers : connected to a computer system from another place

always used before a noun

  • a remote computer/machine/terminal

  • Remote users cannot access these files.

  • The computer is capable of remote access. [=it is possible to become connected to this computer from another place]

7 b : capable of being controlled from a distance

always used before a noun

  • a remote camera

  • remote sensors

remoteness noun [noncount]

  • The remoteness of his location made it hard for rescuers to reach him.

  • his remoteness as a father

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