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Definition of Remote


  1. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
  2. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses.
  3. Not agreeing; alien; foreign.
  4. Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity.
  5. Separate; abstracted.
  6. Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
  7. Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
  8. Separated by intervals greater than usual.

Remote Quotations

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.
James Surowiecki

There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas

But audio is a component of video, so there's always been that anyway, and although we've never expressed a visual side apart from the Grateful Dead movie, I don't find it that remote, you know what I mean? It's a departure of sorts, but it's like a first cousin.
Jerry Garcia

Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
W. H. Auden

Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
Booker T. Washington
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Remote Translations

remote in Afrikaans is ver
remote in Dutch is verwijderd, ververwijderd, ver
remote in German is abgelegen, Fern.., entfernt/fern, Fern-, entfernt
remote in Italian is distante, vasto
remote in Norwegian is ensom, fjern
remote in Portuguese is remoto
remote in Spanish is vasto, remoto, lejano
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