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adjective     remote pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    far away from other cities, towns, or people

    My grandparents were from a remote town in Wisconsin.

    We felt very remote and lonely living out in the country.

    1. a.
      far away in distance or space

      She had never imagined being able to visit such remote countries.

    2. b.
      far away in the past or future

      The idea of a vacation seems so remote I can hardly even imagine it.

  2. 2
    not likely to happen

    You have only the remotest chance of winning the lottery.

    The possibility of kidnapping is remote, but be careful.

  3. 3
    not showing any friendly interest in other people
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  4. 4
    capable of being operated from a distance or by using a remote control

    a remote keyless entry

    remote cameras

  5. 5
    not connected or relevant to something
    remote from:

    Managers have become increasingly remote from their junior employees.

    All these theories seem very remote from the everyday experience of teachers in the classroom.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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