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Outlying vs. Remote

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Outlyingadjective

Relatively remote from some central location.

‘The more outlying villages were never visited by their member of parliament.’;

Remoteadjective

At a distance; disconnected.

‘A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.’;

Outlyingadjective

Located outside of some boundary or limit.

‘When the map was redrawn after the war, our cousin found herself living in outlying territory.’;

Remoteadjective

Distant or otherwise inaccessible.

‘After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.’;

Outlyingnoun

A region relatively remote from a central location.

Remoteadjective

(especially with respect to likelihood) Slight.

‘There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.’;

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Outlyingadjective

Lying or being at a distance from the central part, or the main body; being on, or beyond, the frontier; exterior; remote; detached.

Remoteadjective

Emotionally detached.

‘After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.’;

Outlyingadjective

relatively far from a center or middle;

‘outlying settlements’;

Remotenoun

(broadcasting) An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.

Remoteverb

(computing) To connect to a computer from a remote location.

Remoteadjective

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.’; ‘Remote from men, with God he passed his days.’;

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Remoteadjective

Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; - in various figurative uses.

Remoteadjective

Separated by intervals greater than usual.

Remotenoun

a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance;

‘he lost the remote for his TV’;

Remoteadjective

far distant in space;

‘distant lands’; ‘remote stars’; ‘a remote outpost of civilization’; ‘a hideaway far removed from towns and cities’;

Remoteadjective

very unlikely;

‘an outside chance’; ‘a remote possibility’; ‘a remote contingency’;

Remoteadjective

far distant in time;

‘distant events’; ‘the remote past or future’; ‘a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times’;

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Remoteadjective

inaccessible and sparsely populated

Remoteadjective

far apart in nature;

‘considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics’;

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