Definition of “remote” - English Dictionary

“remote” in British English

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remoteadjective

uk /rɪˈməʊt/ us /rɪˈmoʊt/

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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remoteness
noun [ U ] uk /rɪˈməʊt.nəs/ us /rɪˈmoʊt.nəs/

remotenoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈməʊt/ us /rɪˈmoʊt/

(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 (= slight chance) 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 /rɪˈməʊt/ us

IT remote computer systems 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)