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Dictionary definition for: Remote

1. (n) a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; "he lost the remote for his TV"

2. (s) far distant in space; "distant lands" "remote stars" "a remote outpost of civilization" "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"

3. (s) very unlikely; "an outside chance" "a remote possibility" "a remote contingency"

4. (s) far distant in time; "distant events" "the remote past or future" "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"

5. (s) inaccessible and sparsely populated

6. (s) far apart in nature; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"

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