—adj. 1. far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil. 2. out-of-the-way; secluded: a remote village; a remote mountaintop. 3. distant in time: remote antiquity. 4. distant in relationship or connection: a remote ancestor. 5. operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control: a remote telephone answering machine. 6. far off; abstracted; removed: principles remote from actions. 7. not direct, primary, or proximate; not directly involved or influential: the remote causes of the war. 8. slight or faint; unlikely: not the remotest idea; a remote chance. 9. reserved and distant in manner; aloof; not warmly cordial.
—n. 1. Radio and Television.a broadcast, usually live, from a location outside a studio.
2. See remote control (def. 2).