• (British) IPA: [ɹɪˈməʊt], [ˌɹiːˈməʊt], [ɹəˈməʊt]
  • (America) IPA: [ɹɪˈmoʊt]


  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. (especially with respect to likelihood) Slight.
    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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remote (plural remotes)

  1. Ellipsis of remote control#English|remote control
    I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.
  2. (broadcasting) An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.
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remote (remotes, present participle remoting; past and past participle remoted)

  1. (computing) To connect to a computer from a remote location.

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