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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: located far away spatially; "distant lands"; "remote
           stars" [syn: distant, remote]
    2: very unlikely; "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility";
       "a remote contingency" [syn: outside, remote]
    3: separate or apart in time; "distant events"; "the remote past
       or future" [syn: distant, remote, removed]
    4: inaccessible and sparsely populated; [syn: outback(a),
    5: far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a
       distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness";
       "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
       [syn: distant, remote] [ant: close]
    n 1: a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus
         from a distance; "he lost the remote for his TV" [syn:
         remote control, remote]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Remote \Re*mote"\ (r?-m?t"), a. [Compar. Remoter (-?r);
   superl. Remotest.] [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to
   remove. See Remove.]
   1. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; --
      said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages;
      remote lands.
      [1913 Webster]

            Places remote enough are in Bohemia.  --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

            Remote from men, with God he passed his days.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related;
      -- in various figurative uses. Specifically:
      (a) Not agreeing; alien; foreign. "All these propositions,
          how remote soever from reason." --Locke.
      (b) Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection
          or consanguinity.
      (c) Separate; abstracted. "Wherever the mind places itself
          by any thought, either amongst, or remote from, all
          bodies." --Locke.
      (d) Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
          "From the effect to the remotest cause." --Granville.
      (e) Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
          [1913 Webster]

   3. (Bot.) Separated by intervals greater than usual.
      [1913 Webster] -- Re*mote"ly, adv. -- Re*mote"ness, n.
      [1913 Webster]

3. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
REMOTE. At a distance; afar off, not immediate. A remote cause is not in 
general sufficient to charge a man with the commission of a crime, nor with 
being the author of a tort. 
     2. When a man suffers an injury in consequence of the violation of a 
contract, he is in general entitled to damages for the violation of such 
contract, but not for remote consequences, unconnected with the contract, to 
which he may be subjected; as, for example, if the maker of a promissory 
note should not pay it at maturity; the holder will be entitled to damages 
arising from the breach of the contract, namely, the principal and interest; 
but should the holder, in consequence of the non-payment of such note, be 
compelled to stop payment, and lose his credit and his business, the maker 
will not be responsible for such losses, on account of the great remoteness 
of the cause; so if an agent who is bound to account should neglect to do 
so, and a similar failure should take place, the agent would not be 
responsible for the damages thus caused. 1 Brock. Cir. C. R. 103; see 3 Pet. 
69, 84, 89; 5 Mason's R. 161; 3 Wheat. 560; 1 Story, R. 157; 3 Sumn. R. 27, 
270; 2 Sm. & Marsh. 340; 7 Hill, 61. Vide Cause. 

Thesaurus Results for remote:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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