Meaning of REMOTE in English

I. ri-ˈmōt adjective

( re·mot·er ; -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

3. : out-of-the-way , secluded

a remote cabin in the hills

4. : acting, acted on, or controlled indirectly or from a distance

remote computer operation

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

5. : not arising from a primary or proximate action

6. : small in degree : slight

a remote possibility

hadn't the remotest idea of what was going on

7. : distant in manner : aloof

• re·mote·ly adverb

• re·mote·ness 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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.