remote


remote
[[t]rɪmo͟ʊt[/t]]
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remoter, remotest
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Remote areas are far away from cities and places where most people live, and are therefore difficult to get to.

Landslides have cut off many villages in remote areas.

...a remote farm in the Yorkshire dales.

Derived words:
remoteness N-UNCOUNT

...the remoteness of the island.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n The remote past or remote future is a time that is many years distant from the present.

Slabs of rock had slipped sideways in the remote past, and formed this hole.

Syn:
3) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ from n If something is remote from a particular subject or area of experience, it is not relevant to it because it is very different.

This government depends on the wishes of a few who are remote from the people...

Teenagers are forced to study subjects that seem remote from their daily lives.

Derived words:
remoteness N-UNCOUNT

...the remoteness of the officers from their men.

4) ADJ-GRADED (emphasis) If you say that there is a remote possibility or chance that something will happen, you are emphasizing that there is only a very small chance that it will happen.

I use a sunscreen whenever there is even a remote possibility that I will be in the sun...

The chances of his surviving are pretty remote.

5) ADJ-GRADED If you describe someone as remote, you mean that they behave as if they do not want to be friendly or closely involved with other people.

She looked so beautiful, and at the same time so remote.

Derived words:
remoteness N-UNCOUNT

His remoteness was resented.


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