- (UK) IPA(key): [ɹɪˈməʊt], [ˌɹiːˈməʊt], [ɹəˈməʊt]
- (US) IPA(key): [rɪˈmoʊt]
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- Rhymes: -əʊt
- At a distance; disconnected.
- A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.
- Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
- After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.
- There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.
- Emotionally detached.
- After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.
- (at a distance): disconnected, hands-free, wireless
- (distant or otherwise inaccessible): far, hidden, outlying
- (unlikely): abysmal, faint, improbable, poor
- (emotionally detached): aloof, dispassionate, distant, removed, withdrawn
- (at a distance): attached, connected, contiguous, direct
- (distant or otherwise inaccessible): close, near, proximate
- (unlikely): likely, probable, reasonable, sure
- (emotionally detached): companionable, intimate, involved, passionate
at a distance
distant or otherwise unaccessible
remote (plural remotes)
- 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.
- (broadcasting) An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.
- (remote control): clicker
- (computing) To connect to a computer from a remote location.
(Can we date this quote?) Bill English, Microsoft Sharepoint 2010: Administrator's Companion:
- These requirements are applicable whether you are remoting into a server or locally executing SharePoint cmdlets.
- remote in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- remote in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- remote at OneLook Dictionary Search
remote f pl