Located far away; distant in space. Hidden away; secluded: a remote hamlet. Distant in time: the remote past. Faint; slight: a remote possibility; had not the remotest interest. Far removed in connection or relevance: a cause remote from everyday concerns. Distantly related by blood or marriage: a remote cousin. Distant in manner; aloof. Operating or controlled from a distance: remote sensors. Computer Science Located at a distance from another computer that is accessible by cables or other communications links: a remote terminal. A radio or television broadcast originating from a point outside a studio. A remote control device.