Pronunciation: (ri-mōt'), [key]
—adj., -mot•er, -mot•est,
1. far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil.
2. out-of-the-way; secluded: a remote village; a remote mountaintop.
3. distant in time: remote antiquity.
4. distant in relationship or connection: a remote ancestor.
5. operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control: a remote telephone answering machine.
6. far off; abstracted; removed: principles remote from actions.
7. not direct, primary, or proximate; not directly involved or influential: the remote causes of the war.
8. slight or faint; unlikely: not the remotest idea; a remote chance.
9. reserved and distant in manner; aloof; not warmly cordial.
1. Radio and Television.a broadcast, usually live, from a location outside a studio.
2. See remote control (def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.