Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Located far away; distant in space.
  • adjective Hidden away; secluded.
  • adjective Distant in time.
  • adjective Faint; slight.
  • adjective Far removed in connection or relevance.
  • adjective Distantly related by blood or marriage.
  • adjective Distant in manner; aloof.
  • adjective Operating or controlled from a distance.
  • adjective Computers Located at a distance from another computer that is accessible by cables or other communications links.
  • noun A radio or television broadcast originating from a point outside a studio.
  • noun A remote control device.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Specifically in mycology, separated by a space, as the gills of certain fungi which do not extend quite to the stem.
  • Distant in place; not near; far removed: as, a remote country; a remote people.
  • Distant or far away, in any sense.
  • Mediate; by intervention of something else; not proximate.
  • Alien; foreign; not agreeing: as, a proposition remote from reason.
  • Separated; abstracted.
  • Distant in consanguinity or affinity: as, a remote kinsman.
  • Slight; inconsiderable; not closely connected; having slight relation: as, a remote analogy between cases; a remote resemblance in form or color; specifically, in the law of evidence, having too slight a bearing upon the question in controversy to afford any ground for inference.
  • In music, having but slight relation. See relation, 8.
  • In zoology and botany, distant from one another; few or sparse, as spots on a surface, etc.
  • In logic:
  • The terms of a syllogism, as contradistinguished from the propositions, which latter are the immediate matter.
  • Terms of a proposition which are of such a nature that it is impossible that one should be true of the other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place
  • adjective Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses.
  • adjective Not agreeing; alien; foreign.
  • adjective Not nearly related; not close.
  • adjective Separate; abstracted.
  • adjective Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
  • adjective Not obvious or sriking.
  • adjective (Bot.) Separated by intervals greater than usual.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective At a distance; disconnected.
  • adjective Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
  • adjective Unlikely.
  • adjective Emotionally detached.
  • noun Short for remote control.
  • noun broadcasting An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.
  • verb computing To connect to a computer from a remote location.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
  • adjective located far away spatially
  • adjective inaccessible and sparsely populated
  • adjective separate or apart in time
  • adjective very unlikely
  • adjective far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French remot, from Latin remōtus, past participle of removēre, to remove; see remove.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old French remot, masculine, remote, feminine, from Latin remotus, past participle of removere ("to remove"), from re- + movere ("to move").

Examples

  • Firstly go into the top level folder for your repository clone and pull down a local copy of all of the remote branches: for remote in ` git branch - r `; do git branch -- track $remote; done

    RubyCorner

  • Also, and Smithe would speak more of this later, the Kandakandero seemed to have the ability to access information, events, images, et cetera from great distances, a notion that failed to shock Switters because the CIA had once experimented with a similar psychic technique (under the term remote viewing), and several of the angels had become quite adept at it before opposition from irate Christian hillbillies in Congress had shut the project down.

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

  • Also, and Smithe would speak more of this later, the Kandakandero seemed to have the ability to access information, events, images, et cetera from great distances, a notion that failed to shock Switters because the CIA had once experimented with a similar psychic technique (under the term remote viewing), and several of the angels had become quite adept at it before opposition from irate Christian hillbillies in Congress had shut the project down.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • The term remote control can be contracted to remote or controller.

    Planet Geospatial

  • The term remote control can be contracted to remote or controller.

    Planet Geospatial

  • The term remote control can be contracted to remote or controller.

    Planet Geospatial

  • The term remote control can be contracted to remote or controller.

    Planet Geospatial

  • The term remote control can be contracted to remote or controller.

    Planet Geospatial

  • The term remote control can be contracted to remote or controller.

    Planet Geospatial

  • The term remote control can be contracted to remote or controller.

    Planet Geospatial

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  • adds a new possibilty of a list of 'various 'figurative'' uses???????????????????????

    February 23, 2011

  • Thence?

    February 23, 2011

  • Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses. 1913 Websters

    February 23, 2011

  • Thence, a poem

    by the Century Dictionary

    From that place.

    From that time; after that.

    From that source; from or out of this or that; for that reason.

    Not there; elsewhere; absent.

    February 23, 2011

  • whence be now known!

    February 23, 2011