remote Definition

  • 1far away in distance or time
  • 2distant in relationship or connection
  • 3operated from a distance, especially by electronic means

Using remote: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "remote" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The village is remote and difficult to get to.

  • Example

    He has remote relatives living in Australia.

  • Example

    The TV can be controlled with a remote.

  • Example

    Remote learning has become more common due to the pandemic.

  • Example

    The company has implemented remote work policies for its employees.

remote Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with remote

  • a very small chance of something happening


    There is a remote possibility that we will finish the project on time.

  • a device used to operate electronic equipment from a distance


    I lost the remote control for the TV.

  • the ability to access a computer or network from a remote location


    The IT department granted me remote access to the company's server.

Origins of remote

from Latin 'remotus', meaning 'removed'


Summary: remote in Brief

The term 'remote' [rɪˈməʊt] refers to something far away in distance or time, or distant in relationship or connection. It can also refer to something operated from a distance, such as remote learning or remote work. Examples include 'The village is remote and difficult to get to,' and 'The TV can be controlled with a remote.' Phrases include 'remote possibility,' 'remote control,' and 'remote access.'

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