Definition of remote noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈməʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmoʊt//
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(informal) = remote control The remote's not working. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘far apart’): from Latin remotus ‘removed’, past participle of removere, from re- ‘back’ + movere ‘to move’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: remote