From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishremotere‧mote1 /rɪˈməʊt $ -ˈmoʊt/ ●●○W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 1far awayFAR far from towns or other places where people live syn isolated 🔊 a remote border town 🔊 a fire in a remote mountain area► see thesaurus at far2not likelyPROBABLY if a chance or possibility of something happening is remote, it is not very likely to happen syn slightremote chance/possibility 🔊 There’s a remote chance that you can catch him before he leaves. 🔊 The prospect of peace seems remote.3timeFAR far away in time syn distant 🔊 the remote time when dinosaurs walked the eartha remote ancestor (=someone related to you, who lived a long time ago)4differentDIFFERENT very different from somethingremote from 🔊 The Heights was quiet and clean and remote from the busy daily life of the city.5personUNFRIENDLYunfriendly, and not interested in people syn distant 🔊 His father was a remote, quiet man.6 →not have the remotest idea/interest/intention etc —remoteness noun [uncountable]
remoteremote2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 AMTDHa remote control 🔊 Give me the remote.
Examples from the Corpus
remote• I try three remotes before one works.From Longman Business Dictionaryremotere‧mote /rɪˈməʊt-ˈmoʊt/ adjective [only before a noun]1COMPUTING remote systems or equipment are used to control a machine, computer system etc from a distanceremote access to computer data banks2if a possibility, risk, danger etc is remote, there is only a small chance it will happenA 7% cut in production is likely, although 10% is also aremote possibility.The likelihood of the company paying this debt is remote.