remote ( remoter comparative) ( remotest superlative )
1 adj Remote areas are far away from cities and places where most people live, and are therefore difficult to get to.
usu ADJ n
Landslides have cut off many villages in remote areas.
2 adj The remote past or remote future is a time that is many years distant from the present.
usu ADJ n
Slabs of rock had slipped sideways in the remote past, and formed this hole.
3 adj If something is remotefrom a particular subject or area of experience, it is not relevant to it because it is very different.
usu v-link ADJ from n
This government depends on the wishes of a few who are remote from the people...
4 adj If you say that there is a remote possibility or chance that something will happen, you are emphasizing that there is only a very small chance that it will happen., (emphasis)
I use a sunscreen whenever there is even a remote possibility that I will be in the sun...
5 adj If you describe someone as remote, you mean that they behave as if they do not want to be friendly or closely involved with other people. She looked so beautiful, and at the same time so remote.
Remote access is a system which allows you to gain access to a particular computer or network using a separate computer. (COMPUTING) n-uncount
The diploma course would offer remote access to course materials via the Internet's world wide web.
remote control ( remote controls plural )
1 n-uncount Remote control is a system of controlling a machine or a vehicle from a distance by using radio or electronic signals.
The bomb was detonated by remote control.
2 n-count The remote control for a television or video recorder is the device that you use to control the machine from a distance, by pressing the buttons on it.
A remote-controlled machine or device is controlled from a distance by the use of radio or electronic signals. adj usu ADJ n
...a remote-controlled bomb.
Remote sensing is the gathering of information about something by observing it from space or from the air. n-uncount oft N n