noun a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
he lost the remote for his TV
adjective satellite located far away spatially
adjective satellite very unlikely
an outside chance
a remote possibility
a remote contingency
adjective satellite separate or apart in time
the remote past or future
adjective satellite inaccessible and sparsely populated;
adjective far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
a distant cousin
a remote relative
a distant likeness
considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics
L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.
Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
Places remote enough are in Bohemia.
Remote from men, with God he passed his days.
Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses. Specifically: (a)Not agreeing; alien; foreign. "All these propositions, how remote soever from reason." Locke. (b)Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity.(c)Separate; abstracted. "Wherever the mind places itself by any thought, either amongst, or remote from, all bodies." Locke. (d)Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant. "From the effect to the remotest cause." Granville. (e)Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
(Bot.)Separated by intervals greater than usual.
-- Re*mote"ly, adv. -- Re*mote"ness, n.