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"remote" in British English

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remoteadjective

uk   /rɪˈməʊt/  us   /-ˈmoʊt/

remote adjective (DISTANT)

B2 far away in ​distance or ​time, or not ​closelyrelated: remote ​galaxies It ​happened in the remote past, so no one ​worries about it any more. They take little ​interest in a ​conflictfar from ​theirhomes and remote fromtheireverydayproblems.B2 A remote ​area, ​house, or ​village is a ​long way from any ​towns or ​cities: a remote ​mountainvillage specialized internet & telecoms remote ​computersystems 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 ​youremail. a remote ​server
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remote adjective (SLIGHT)

C2 slight: a remote ​possibility The ​chances of a ​visit by Martians to ​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/

remotenoun [C]

uk   /rɪˈməʊt/  us   /-ˈmoʊt/
(Definition of remote from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"remote" in American English

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remoteadjective

 us   /rɪˈmoʊt/
far away in ​distance, ​time, or ​relation; not ​close: Ben ​grew up in a remote ​part of Montana. It ​happened in the remote past. There is a remote ​possibility (= ​slightchance) that we won’t be ​able to make the ​trip. Someone whose ​behavior is remote is not ​friendly or ​interested in ​others.
(Definition of remote from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"remote" in Business English

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remoteadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /rɪˈməʊt/
IT remote ​computersystems are ​available to ​users in another ​part of a ​building or in another ​place, for ​example through a network : a remote ​server
(Definition of remote from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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