Remote describes something far, far away, like a campsite way out in the woods, a distant planet, or the chance you'll win the lottery.
The Australian outback is remote, since it's hard to get to and there aren't many people there. It's also remote in the sense that it's far away from civilization. Someone with a faraway look in her eye, not answering your questions is also remote. Remote can describe something unlikely, like that lottery win. You might win, but your chances are so remote you shouldn't count on it.
adj located far away spatially
adj far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
far removed mentally
having only distant social or legal ties
separated in relationship by a given degree of descent
beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote
close in relevance or relationship
very close in resemblance
very close and convivial
buddy-buddy, chummy, thick
(used informally) associated on close terms
close-knit, closely knit
held together as by social or cultural ties
denoting confidence or intimacy
dear, good, near
with or in a close or intimate relationship
having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship
marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity
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