[ adjective ] far distant in space
"distant lands" "remote stars" "a remote outpost of civilization" "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"
Used in print(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
A measure of the total mass accretion of meteoritic material by the Earth is obtained from analyses of deep sea sediments and dust collected in remote regions ( Pettersson , 1960 ) .(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The choice of the single member district was dictated to a certain extent by problems of communication and understanding in the more remote areas of the country , but it also served to minimize the national political value of the elections .(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
There was only one way to accomplish this : by design , by drawing diagrams and sketches in which he probed the remotest corner of his mind for creative ideas to carry his concept .
[ adjective ] very unlikely
"an outside chance" "a remote possibility" "a remote contingency"
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
There is still the remote possibility of planetoid collision .(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
The kiss outraged our friends but it was done and meanwhile had released in me all the remote , exciting premonitions of lust , all the mysterious sensations that I had imagined a truly consummated kiss would convey to me .
[ adjective ] far distant in time
"distant events" "the remote past or future" "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"
Used in print(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
The spectacle progressed towards a denouement which was obviously still remote ; the audience attended .