1. Short for remote control.
    I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.
  2. An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.


  1. To connect to a computer from a remote location.


  1. At a distance; disconnected.
    A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.
  2. Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
    After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.
  3. Unlikely.
    There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.
  4. Emotionally detached.
    After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.

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