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adjective remote pronunciation in British English /rɪˈməʊt/
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  1. 1
    far away from other cities, towns, or people
    My grandparents were from a remote village in China.
    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 holiday 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. 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 our everyday experience in the classroom.

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noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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