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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·mote a. [Compar. Remoter superl. Remotest.]
 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. 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.
 3. Bot. Separated by intervals greater than usual.
 -- Re*mote*ly, adv. -- Re*mote*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the property of being remote [syn: farness, farawayness]
           [ant: nearness]
      2: a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
         [syn: aloofness, standoffishness, withdrawnness]