Definition of remotely in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈməʊtli/


1From a distance; without physical contact: new electronic meters that can be read remotely
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  • In contrast, the little bird that flew around, remotely controlled, looked harmless enough.
  • Can someone else turn on the control utility remotely in my machine?
  • The controls can be executed remotely via e-mail or a Web page.
2 [as submodifier, usually with negative] In the slightest degree: he had never been remotely jealous
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  • Only Debbie seems to be remotely interested in the people around her.
  • And it certainly does not need to be insular, or remotely reactionary.
  • That fact does not mean all the basic tenets of ANY religion are correct or even remotely true.

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