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Definition 1: a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where remote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lost the remote for his TV

Synonyms for remote in the sense of this definition

(remote is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is part of remote) a bomb that can be detonated by remote control

Definition 2: far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where remote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a distant cousin
  • a remote relative
  • a distant likeness
  • considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics

Synonyms for remote in the sense of this definition

(remote is similar to ...) far removed mentally

"a faraway (or distant) look in her eyes"

(remote is similar to ...) having only distant social or legal ties

"a loosely knit group"

(remote is similar to ...) separated in relationship by a given degree of descent

"a cousin once removed"

(remote is similar to ...) beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote

"a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion" "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"

Definition 3: inaccessible and sparsely populated - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for remote in the sense of this definition

(remote is similar to ...) capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all

Definition 4: very unlikely - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where remote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an outside chance
  • a remote possibility
  • a remote contingency

Synonyms for remote in the sense of this definition

(remote is similar to ...) has little chance of being the case or coming about

"an unlikely story" "an unlikely candidate for reelection" "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism"

Definition 5: located far away spatially - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where remote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • distant lands
  • remote stars

Synonyms for remote in the sense of this definition

(remote is similar to ...) located at a great distance in time or space or degree

"we come from a far country" "far corners of the earth" "the far future" "a far journey" "the far side of the road" "far from the truth" "far in the future"

Definition 6: separate or apart in time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where remote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • distant events
  • the remote past or future

Synonyms for remote in the sense of this definition

(remote is similar to ...) located at a great distance in time or space or degree

"we come from a far country" "far corners of the earth" "the far future" "a far journey" "the far side of the road" "far from the truth" "far in the future"

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