[ US /ɹiˈmoʊt, ɹɪˈmoʊt/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪmˈə‍ʊt/ ]
  1. a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
    he lost the remote for his TV
  1. far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
    a remote relative
    considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics
    a distant cousin
    a distant likeness
  2. located far away spatially
    remote stars
    distant lands
  3. inaccessible and sparsely populated
  4. separate or apart in time
    the remote past or future
    distant events
  5. very unlikely
    a remote possibility
    a remote contingency
    an outside chance
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How To Use remote In A Sentence

  • The remote desert area is accessible only by helicopter.
  • Lead commentators, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean broadcast from a remote area. Mike Plume: “8:30 Newfoundland” « Mudpuddle
  • Imagine an anthropologist visiting a remote tribal village to study its inhabitants.
  • Beautiful, green, the remoteness of Exmoor counterpointed by the glorious surf of the Atlantic beaches, coast roads with views of the craggy shoreline. Archive 2009-06-01
  • Your comments are rather remote from the subject we are discussing.
  • These malignant Las Vegas showgirl lookalikes are holding Earth hostage, controlling the monsters with shrewdly hidden remote devices.
  • The art installation suggests the continuity and fragility of Mediterranean civilization, reminding us of the simultaneous remoteness and seamlessness of the past.
  • At the touch of a button one of the blank monitors blipped to life, displaying a scene that was being picked up by a hidden remote camera.
  • Granted, we have reams of remote sensing data from that first investigation, including the information from the detailed dissection of the spider biot done by Dr. Laura Ernst. But the cosmonauts brought home only one artifact, a tiny piece of some kind of biomechanical flower whose physical characteristics had already irreversibly changed before any of its mysteries could be understood, We have nothing else in the way of souvenirs from that first excursion. Rama Revisited
  • The creature lives in the remote parts of the Upper Amazon and has a “particularly unpleasant habit of infesting humans”, the scientists say. New Species Of Nose-Dwelling Leech Discovered | Impact Lab
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