|Origin:||, past participle of removere; REMOVE|
far from towns or other places where people live [= isolated]:
a remote border town
a fire in a remote mountain area
if a chance or possibility of something happening is remote, it is not very likely to happen [= slight]
There's a remote chance that you can catch him before he leaves.
The prospect of peace seems remote.
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)
very different from something
The Heights was quiet and clean and remote from the busy daily life of the city.
unfriendly, and not interested in people [= distant]:
His father was a remote, quiet man.
6 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.
not have the remotest idea/interest/intention etc what/where/who etc
I haven't the remotest idea what you mean.
—remoteness noun [uncountable]