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Remote

Re`mote´   Pronunciation: r?-m?t´
a.1.Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; - said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
Places remote enough are in Bohemia.
- Shak.
Remote from men, with God he passed his days.
- Parnell.
2.Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; - in various figurative uses.
3.(Bot.) Separated by intervals greater than usual.
Noun1.Remoteremote - a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; "he lost the remote for his TV"
Synonyms: remote control
Adj.1.remote - far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"
Synonyms: removed, distant
2.remote - very unlikely; "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency"
Synonyms: outside
3.remote - far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"
Synonyms: distant, removed
4.remote - inaccessible and sparsely populated
Synonyms: backwoods, outback
5.remote - far apart in nature; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
Synonyms: removed

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.

Olympian, above all that, abstracted, acquisitive, alien, aloof, ambitious for self, ancient, apart, arcane, asunder, at a distance, autistic, away, back, backward, bashful, blank, careerist, casual, chilled, chilly, cold, constrained, cool, detached, devious, discreet, disinterested, distal, early, egotistical, exclusive, exotic, expressionless, faint, far off, far-flung, far-off, faraway, farfetched, fat, foggy, forbidding, forced, frigid, frontier, frosty, grasping, greedy, guarded, icy, impassive, impersonal, implausible, improbable, in a backwater, inappropriate, incurious, indifferent, individualistic, insignificant, insular, introverted, irrelevant, lonely, lonesome, long-distance, long-range, modest, narcissistic, negligible, obscure, off, offish, out-of-the-way, out-of-the-world, outlandish, outlying, outside, personalistic, poor, possessive, privatistic, quarantined, quite another thing, recondite, repressed, reserved, restrained, reticent, retired, retiring, secluded, seclusive, secret, segregated, self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-advancing, self-besot, self-centered, self-considerative, self-contained, self-devoted, self-esteeming, self-indulgent, self-interested, self-jealous, self-occupied, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-sufficient, selfish, separate, separated, sequestered, shrinking, shut off, slender, slim, small, something else again, standoff, standoffish, strained, subdued, subtle, suppressed, tramontane, ultramontane, unaffable, unapproachable, unconcerned, uncongenial, unconnected, undemonstrative, unexpansive, unfamiliar, unfrequented, ungenial, uninterested, unrelated, unsettled, unusual, unvisited, withdrawn
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Remonstration
Remonstrative
Remonstrator
Remontant
Remontoir
Remora
Remorate
Remord
Remordency
Remorse
Remorsed
Remorseful
remorsefully
Remorseless
remorselessly
REMOS
-- Remote --
Remote Access Services
remote control
Remote Database Access
remote echo
Remote Job Entry
remote login
Remote Method Invocation
remote monitoring
Remote Operations Service Element
Remote Procedure Call
Remote Reference Layer
Remote Spooling Communication Subsystem
remote station
remote terminal
Remote Write Protocol
remote-access data processing
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