Remote - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈmoʊt|  American pronunciation of the word remote
Brit.  |rɪˈməʊt|  British pronunciation of the word remote

noun

- a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance

adjective

- located far away spatially(syn: distant)
- very unlikely(syn: outside)
- separate or apart in time(syn: distant, removed)
- inaccessible and sparsely populated (syn: outback)

Examples

She enjoys reading about remote lands.

The mission is to transport medical supplies to remote areas of the globe.

a tradition that dates back to remote antiquity

an invention that may be available in the remote future

There is a remote possibility that I'll be free Friday night.

The lake lies so remote from the immediate way to the town.

The place is remote and the living therefore cheap.

It was a drear and mountainous remote.

There's a remote chance that you can catch him before he leaves.

The prospect of peace seems remote.

The Heights was quiet and clean and remote from the busy daily life of the city.

His father was a remote, quiet man.

Give me the remote.

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, by Lemuel Gulliver

he lost the remote for his TV

Word forms

noun
singular: remote
plural: remotes
adjective
comparative: remoter
superlative: remotest
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