remote
I. adjective (remoter; -est) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin remotus, from past participle of removēre to remove Date: 15th century 1. separated by an interval or space greater than usual <
an involucre remote from the flower
>
2. far removed in space, time, or relation ; divergent <
the remote past
>
<
comments remote from the truth
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3. out-of-the-way, secluded <
a remote cabin in the hills
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4. acting, acted on, or controlled indirectly or from a distance <
remote computer operation
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; also relating to the acquisition of information about a distant object (as by radar or photography) without coming into physical contact with it <
remote sensing
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5. not arising from a primary or proximate action 6. small in degree ; slight <
a remote possibility
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<
hadn't the remotest idea of what was going on
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7. distant in manner ; aloofremotely adverbremoteness noun II. noun Date: 1937 1. a radio or television program or a portion of a program originating outside the studio 2. remote control 2

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