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remote

adjective uk   /rɪˈməʊt/  us   /-ˈmoʊt/

remote adjective (DISTANT)

B2 far away in distance or time, or not closely related: remote galaxies It happened in the remote past, so no one worries about it any more. They take little interest in a conflict far from their homes and remote from their everyday problems.B2 A remote area, house, or village is a long way from any towns or cities: a remote mountain village specialized internet & telecoms remote computer systems are available to users in another part of a building or in another place, for example through a network: This enables you to get remote access to your email. a remote server
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remote adjective (SLIGHT)

C2 slight: a remote possibility The chances of a visit by Martians to the Earth are remote.

remote adjective (NOT FRIENDLY)

not very friendly or showing little interest in other people: Her manner was remote and cool.
remoteness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

remote

noun [C] uk   /rɪˈməʊt/  us   /-ˈmoʊt/
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