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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of removere; REMOVE

remote

1 adjective
     
re‧mote1 W3
1

far away

far from towns or other places where people live [= isolated]:
a remote border town
a fire in a remote mountain area
2

not likely

if a chance or possibility of something happening is remote, it is not very likely to happen [= slight]
remote chance/possibility
There's a remote chance that you can catch him before he leaves.
The prospect of peace seems remote.
3

time

far away in time [= distant]:
the remote time when dinosaurs walked the earth
a remote ancestor (=someone related to you, who lived a long time ago)
4

different

very different from something
remote from
The Heights was quiet and clean and remote from the busy daily life of the city.
5

person

unfriendly, and not interested in people [= distant]:
His father was a remote, quiet man.
6

not have the remotest idea/interest/intention etc

especially British English used to emphasize that you do not know something, are not interested in something, do not intend to do something etc:
He hasn't the remotest interest in sport.
remoteness noun [uncountable]

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