Definition of remove in English:


Line breaks: re¦move
Pronunciation: /rɪˈmuːv


[with object]
  • 3 (be removed) Be distant from: it is an isolated place, far removed from the London art world
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    • But this is a different issue, removed from the philosophical questions you are asking.
    • There still exists a very strong conception of islands as places that are different, removed from ‘modern civilisation’.
    • Once again, it could have sprung from a different era, far removed from the niche that he helped to create.
  • 3.1Be very different from: an explanation which is far removed from the truth
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    • Thursday's elections have proved how far removed from reality the perceptions of the Blair leadership really are.
    • The life of a Romanian street child could not be more removed from that of a teenager growing up in Whitworth.
    • She was famous for portraying naïvety and innocence on stage, qualities far removed from her real-life personality.
    distant, remote, disconnected, different; unrelated to, unconnected to, foreign to, alien to
  • 4 (as adjective removed) Separated by a particular number of steps of descent: his second cousin once removed


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  • 1A degree of remoteness or separation: at this remove, the whole incident seems insane
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    • It is interesting that she has attributed the lines to Euripides even though she has presumably obtained them from a source at several removes from the original.
    • Thus, these operas, while clearly relating to Shakespeare's works on one level, are often at many different removes from their sources.
    • Thus Diogenes' material often comes to us at several removes from the original.
    distance, space of time, interval
  • 2 (also Remove) chiefly • historical A form or division in some British schools: a member of the Fifth Remove



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
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  • Tape also retains the critical advantages of scalability to meet the ever-increasing demand lot storage and removability for off-line storage, meeting the needs of tree disaster recovery.
  • Tape data protection benefits include removability for off-site storage, lowest cost per megabyte, and highest possible capacities per removable medium.
  • The grid simulates the appearance of individual panes of glass, and also offers the advantage of easy removability to simplify both painting and cleaning.


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  • Those files you wish to archive should be encrypted and copied to a separate directory or removable media, and their originals wiped.
  • If you are in the market for some removable storage, several of these would probably do you well.
  • As the hunger for removable storage grew, so did the myriad of choices.


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  • Nail varnish removers that are not acetone-based are available but many people prefer the acetone because it acts quicker.
  • Her list should include nail files, cotton balls, polish remover, cuticle pushers and nippers, and hand cream for everyone.
  • Clean up any smears with a cotton swab and a little eye-makeup remover.


Middle English (as a verb): from the Old French stem remov-, from Latin removere, from re- 'back' + movere 'to move'.

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