remote

Definitions

  • A remote district in the Wolds
    A remote district in the Wolds
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj remote inaccessible and sparsely populated;
    • adj remote located far away spatially "distant lands","remote stars"
    • adj remote separate or apart in time "distant events","the remote past or future"
    • adj remote far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship "a distant cousin","a remote relative","a distant likeness","considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
    • adj remote very unlikely "an outside chance","a remote possibility","a remote contingency"
    • n remote a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance "he lost the remote for his TV"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ninety percent of U.S. households have at lease one remote control for the television; 8 out of 10 report losing it.
    • Remote Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses.
    • Remote Not agreeing; alien; foreign.
    • Remote Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity.
    • Remote Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
    • Remote Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
    • Remote Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands. "Places remote enough are in Bohemia.""Remote from men, with God he passed his days."
    • Remote Separate; abstracted.
    • Remote (Bot) Separated by intervals greater than usual.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most remote island in the world is Tristan da Cunha, which is above the sub-Antarctic zone.
    • remote Distant in place; not near; far removed: as, a remote country; a remote people.
    • remote Distant or far away, in any sense. Distant in time, past or future: as, remote antiquity.
    • remote Mediate; by intervention of something else; not proximate.
    • remote Alien; foreign; not agreeing: as, a proposition remote from reason.
    • remote Separated; abstracted.
    • remote Distant in consanguinity or affinity: as, a remote kinsman.
    • remote 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.
    • remote In music, having but slight relation. See relation, 8.
    • remote In zoology and botany, distant from one another; few or sparse, as spots on a surface, etc.
    • remote In logic:
    • remote The terms of a syllogism, as contradistinguished from the propositions, which latter are the immediate matter.
    • remote Terms of a proposition which are of such a nature that it is impossible that one should be true of the other.
    • remote Specifically in mycology, separated by a space, as the gills of certain fungi which do not extend quite to the stem.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Remote rē-mōt′ moved back to a distance in time or place: far: distant: primary, as a cause: not agreeing: not nearly related
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Quotations

  • Alice Meynell
    Alice Meynell
    “Let a man turn to his own childhood -- no further -- if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.”
  • Hilaire Belloc
    Hilaire%20Belloc
    “Remote and ineffectual don.”
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas%20Mann
    “Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.”
  • Jean Paul
    Jean%20Paul
    “The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often is opposition to the immediate future.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas%20Jefferson
    “Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.”
  • William Trogdon
    William Trogdon
    “Beware thoughts that come in the night. They aren't turned properly; they come in askew, free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. remotus, p. p. of removere, to remove. See Remove
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Remove.

Usage

In literature:

Certainly, you will say, they were on their way to join their uncle in his remote home.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
Our state as render retribution easier Than 'mongst remoter nations.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Some people can never accept beauty unless it be remote.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
For a little while the camp seemed lonely and remote.
"The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp" by Katherine Stokes
He told them how finally he had discovered the trail he, sought in a remote haunt in the poorer quarters of Winnipeg.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
She had the feeling that her father was so remote from her that she could hardly see him.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
The next year to the man is not so remote as the next day is to the child.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
Madame Briande had fled to a remote corner.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Ballygran is a remote place, very difficult of access.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
All sentiments were softened in the first century as war became less constant, less important, and more remote.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
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In poetry:

But she, alas! whose voice was hailing him
Across the far waves dim.
Still further o'er the far waves seemed to float,
Still further backwards, 'mid the mists, remote.
"The Ferryman" by Emile Verhaeren
And catch the dying gale that swells remote,
That steals the sweetness from the shepherd's flute;
The distant torrent's melancholy note
And the soft warblings of the lover's lute.
"Evening" by Ann Radcliffe
And so you'll think of Lettermore
As a lost island of the blest:
With peasant lovers in a blue
Dim dusk, with heather drench'd in dew,
And the sweet peace of Lettermore
Remote and dreaming in the West.
"Lettermore" by Francis Brett Young
While you—still loftier, more remote,
You sprang from stair to stair of fame,
And you've a riband on your coat,
And you've a title to your name;
But have you yet a star to shine
Above your bed, as I o'er mine?
"Jenifer's Love" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Like to a poet voice, remote from ken,
That unregarded sings and undesired,
Like to a star unnamed by lips of men,
That faints at dawn in saffron light retired,
Like to an echo in some desert deep
From age to age unwakened from its sleep—
"Nature, For Nature's Sake" by Jean Ingelow
And we went down together by paths your childhood knew,
Remote you went beside me like the spirit of the dew,
Hard were the hedgerows still, sloe-bloom was their scanty dower,
You slipped it within your bosom, the bloom that scarce is flower!
"An Idyll" by Padraic Colum

In news:

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A remote-controlled bomb on a bicycle exploded in Quetta on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding 11 others, police said.
An expert counsels nervous managers on remote workers.
Sending 'doctors in a box' to remote communities.
Allows remote users to calibrate without purchasing ColorProof.
Kalaupapa Voices From 1866 to 1969, Hawaii exiled more than 8,000 people to the remote peninsula of Kalaupapa on Molokai.
Meet RP-Vita, the Remote Presence Virtual + Independent Telemedicine Assistant.
Models are available in air-, remote air- and water-cooled versions and offer a leaving coolant temperature range of 20°F to 80°F (-7.5°C to 30°C).
Rare visit to remote region highlights China's clampdown on Tibet.
Clicker Bottle-Opening Universal Remote: $16.99.
When pressed, the buttons made clicking sounds, so people started calling these remotes " clickers " and it stuck.
I doesn't matter what time I do a remote, I swear it attracts bad weather.
The Magic proved that Android handsets don't have to look like a TV remote control from the 1980s.
Just a few weeks ago, the chances of Pedro Guzman reuniting with his family seemed remote indeed.
In a remote corner of Brazil, the man known as John of God is changing people's lives in astonishing ways.
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In science:

In both cases, there is a vertex, uniquely defined, that is the most remote from the root among the two end vertices of the edge.
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
To the edge a(v ), having most remote vertex v ∈ V, we assign the random variable ξa(v) having the same distribution as ηv|v| ; the variables ξa(v) and ξa(v′ ) are independent if v ||v|−1 6= v ′ ||v′ |−1 .
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
In our case the source was also used to perform an accelerated aging test of the detectors . A system of remotely controlled filters allows us to vary the photon rate by four orders of magnitude.
New results from an extensive aging test on bakelite Resistive Plate Chambers
This was done by sending requests to the Aladin image server which remotely extracts the required image sections in the four bands from a database containing the GOODS data.
Discovery of optically faint obscured quasars with Virtual Observatory tools
Distributed quantum computation requires one to perform collective quantum gates on remote qubits.
Experimental Teleportation of a Quantum Controlled-NOT Gate
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