From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishremotere‧mote1 /rɪˈməʊt $ -ˈmoʊt/ ●●○ W3 adjective 1 far awayFAR far from towns or other places where people live SYN isolated a remote border town a fire in a remote mountain areasee thesaurus at far2 not likelyPROBABLY if a chance or possibility of something happening is remote, it is not very likely to happen SYN slightremote chance/possibility There’s a remote chance that you can catch him before he leaves. The prospect of peace seems remote.3 timeFAR far away in time SYN distant the remote time when dinosaurs walked the eartha remote ancestor (=someone related to you, who lived a long time ago)4 differentDIFFERENT very different from somethingremote from The Heights was quiet and clean and remote from the busy daily life of the city.5 personUNFRIENDLY unfriendly, and not interested in people SYN distant His father was a remote, quiet man.6 not have the remotest idea/interest/intention etcremoteness noun [uncountable]
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remoteBut they submitted that the damage was too remote.The chances of such an accident happening again are very remote.Peter's father was always remote and silent around his family.In Izmir, passengers transfer to a 70-foot yacht that sails along the coast, anchoring at remote bays and villages.The procedure was monitored with remote cameras.The real work is being done by remote computers on the Web.The helicopter crashed in a remote desert area.Much effort went into tracing remote family connections abroad on the off chance of identifying a benefactor.They moved to a remote farmhouse in North Wales.The plane went down in a remote forest area.Space probes operate in dark, cold, remote parts of the solar system.There is a remote possibility the program could be halted, if funding were cut.There is only a remote prospect of peace in the region.On stage vacuum control for remote rotation is available if required.The problems of getting copy on to the system from a remote source was, therefore, already solved.It is your public name on the remote system, and you generally create it the first time you call in.Analysts say a political solution is more remote than ever.remote chance/possibilityI was naïve enough to think it had a remote chance.The pipeline is no longer a remote possibility.It had been a remote possibility, but it had existed.But that remote possibility, he knew, had already been examined and dismissed.Powell only has a remote chance of playing, for Reilly's squad has retained its shape and strength.On the other hand, there is just the remote possibility that some one will invent it tomorrow.But they also knew there was a remote chance that their efforts might help to prevent catastrophe.remote fromThis discussion of artistic meaning seems very remote from a convict's experience.
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remoteremote2 noun [countable] AMTDHa remote control Give me the remote.
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remoteI try three remotes before one works.
From King Business Dictionaryremotere‧mote /rɪˈməʊt-ˈmoʊt/ adjective [only before a noun]1COMPUTING remote systems or equipment are used to control a machine, computer system etc from a distanceremote access to computer data banks2if a possibility, risk, danger etc is remote, there is only a small chance it will happenA 7% cut in production is likely, although 10% is also aremote possibility.The likelihood of the company paying this debt is remote.Origin remote1 (1400-1500) Latin past participle of removere; REMOVE