remote


remote
re|mote1 [ rı`mout ] adjective **
▸ 1 distant in space/time
▸ 2 unlikely
▸ 3 unfriendly
▸ 4 operated from far away
▸ 5 not connected/relevant
1. ) far away from other cities, towns, or people: ISOLATED:
My grandparents were from a remote town in Wisconsin.
We felt very remote and lonely living out in the country.
a ) far away in distance or space:
She had never imagined being able to visit such remote countries.
b ) far away in the past or future:
The idea of a vacation seems so remote I can hardly even imagine it.
2. ) not likely to happen:
You have only the remotest chance of winning the lottery.
The possibility of kidnapping is remote, but be careful.
3. ) not showing any friendly interest in other people: ALOOF
4. ) capable of being operated from a distance or by using a REMOTE CONTROL:
a remote keyless entry
remote cameras
5. ) not connected or relevant to something:
remote from: Managers have become increasingly remote from their junior employees.
All these theories seem very remote from the everyday experience of teachers in the classroom.
╾ remoteness noun uncount
remote
re|mote 2 [ rı`mout ] noun count
a REMOTE CONTROL

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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