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remote adj
1 far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities" [syn: distant, removed]
2 very unlikely; "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency" [syn: outside]
3 far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times" [syn: distant, removed]
4 inaccessible and sparsely populated [syn: backwoods(a), outback(a)]
5 far apart in nature; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics" [syn: removed(p)] n : a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; "he lost the remote for his TV" [syn: remote control]

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Adjective

  1. At a distance; disconnected.
    A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.
  2. Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
    After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.
  3. Unlikely.
    There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.
  4. Emotionally detached.
    After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.

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at a distance

Noun

  1. Short for remote control.
    I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.

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remote control

Italian

remote
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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