remote

[ri-moht]
adjective, remoter, remotest.
1.
far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil.
2.
out-of-the-way; secluded: a remote village; a remote mountaintop.
3.
distant in time: remote antiquity.
4.
distant in relationship or connection: a remote ancestor.
5.
operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control: a remote telephone answering machine.
6.
far off; abstracted; removed: principles remote from actions.
7.
not direct, primary, or proximate; not directly involved or influential: the remote causes of the war.
8.
slight or faint; unlikely: not the remotest idea; a remote chance.
9.
reserved and distant in manner; aloof; not warmly cordial.
noun
10.
Radio and Television. a broadcast, usually live, from a location outside a studio.
11.
remote control ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin remōtus, past participle of removēre to move back; see remove, motion

remotely, adverb
remoteness, noun
unremote, adjective
unremotely, adverb
unremoteness, noun


2. sequestered, isolated, removed, apart, solitary. 8. inconsiderable. 9. withdrawn.


1. close, near.
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remote (rɪˈməʊt)
 
adj
1.  located far away; distant
2.  far from any centre of population, society, or civilization; out-of-the-way
3.  distant in time
4.  distantly related or connected: a remote cousin
5.  removed, as from the source or point of action
6.  slight or faint (esp in the phrases not the remotest idea, a remote chance)
7.  (of a person's manner) aloof or abstracted
8.  operated from a distance; remote-controlled: a remote monitor
 
[C15: from Latin remōtus far removed, from removēre, from re- + movēre to move]
 
re'motely
 
adv
 
re'moteness
 
n

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remote
c.1420, from L. remotus "afar off, remote," pp. of removere "move back or away" (see remove). Remote control is recorded from 1904.
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Example sentences
The campus is on a hill north of the main city and in that sense fairly remote.
The site is remote enough that only a few archaeologists had ever been there.
He was a benevolent if remote presence, largely preoccupied with managing a
  successful dress manufacturing company.
Soon they agreed to let me camp on a remote corner of their property for a
  modest fee.
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