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Definition of "remote" []

  • Located far away; distant in space. (adjective)
  • Hidden away; secluded: a remote hamlet. (adjective)
  • Distant in time: the remote past. (adjective)
  • Faint; slight: a remote possibility; had not the remotest interest. (adjective)
  • Far removed in connection or relevance: a cause remote from everyday concerns. (adjective)
  • Located far away; distant (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Far from any centre of population, society, or civilization; out-of-the-way (adjective)
  • Distant in time (adjective)
  • Distantly related or connected (adjective)
  • Removed, as from the source or point of action (adjective)
  • Slight or faint (esp in the phrases not the remotest idea, a remote chance) (adjective)
  • (of a person's manner) aloof or abstracted (adjective)
  • Operated from a distance; remote-controlled (adjective)

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Use "remote" in a sentence
  • "Firstly go into the top level folder for your repository clone and pull down a local copy of all of the remote branches: for remote in ` git branch - r `; do git branch -- track $remote; done"
  • "Also, and Smithe would speak more of this later, the Kandakandero seemed to have the ability to access information, events, images, et cetera from great distances, a notion that failed to shock Switters because the CIA had once experimented with a similar psychic technique (under the term remote viewing), and several of the angels had become quite adept at it before opposition from irate Christian hillbillies in Congress had shut the project down."
  • "The term remote control can be contracted to remote or controller."