adjective, remoter, remotest.
far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away:
the remote jungles of Brazil.
a remote village; a remote mountaintop.
distant in time:
distant in relationship or connection:
a remote ancestor.
operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control:
a remote telephone answering machine.
far off; abstracted; removed:
principles remote from actions.
not direct, primary, or proximate; not directly involved or influential:
the remote causes of the war.
slight or faint; unlikely:
not the remotest idea; a remote chance.
reserved and distant in manner; aloof; not warmly cordial.
Radio and Television. a broadcast, usually live, from a location outside a studio.
remote control (def 2).
located far away; distant
far from any centre of population, society, or civilization; out-of-the-way
distant in time
distantly related or connected: a remote cousin
removed, as from the source or point of action
slight or faint (esp in the phrases not the remotest idea, a remote chance)
(of a person’s manner) aloof or abstracted
operated from a distance; remote-controlled: a remote monitor
- Remote operations service element
networking (ROSE) A sub-layer of protocol layer six (presentation layer) in the OSI seven layer model which provides SASE for remote operations. Documents: ITU Rec. X.229 (ISO 9072-2), ITU Rec. X.219 (ISO 9072-1). (1997-12-07)
- Remote procedure call
networking, programming (RPC) A protocol which allows a program running on one host to cause code to be executed on another host without the programmer needing to explicitly code for this. RPC is an easy and popular paradigm for implementing the client-server model of distributed computing. An RPC is initiated by the caller (client) sending […]
- Remote reference layer
protocol (RRL) Part of Java’s Remote Method Invocation protocol. RRL exists in both the RMI client and server. It is used by the stub or skeleton protocol layer and uses the transport layer. RRL is reponsible for transport-independent functioning of RMI, such as connection management or unicast/multicast object invocation. [Specification URL?] (1997-12-03)
noun 1. the science of gathering data on an object or area from a considerable distance, as with radar or infrared photography, to observe the earth or a heavenly body. remote sensing noun 1. the use of an instrument, such as a radar device or camera, to scan the earth or another planet from space […]