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 withdrawn.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
With legalization and regulation, there would be no more necessity for growers
  to use these areas for their remoteness.
The bird's obscurity is due in large part to the remoteness of its habitat.
For example, it is impossible to be a mediocre small car maker and survive
  because of geographical remoteness.
In strict science all persons underlie the same condition of an infinite
  remoteness.
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