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Difference Between Remote and Wireless

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Remote

Located far away; distant in space.
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Wireless

Wireless communication (or just wireless, when the context allows) is the transfer of information between two or more points that do not use an electrical conductor as a medium by which to perform the transfer. The most common wireless technologies use radio waves.
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Remote

Hidden away; secluded
A remote hamlet.
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Wireless

Having no wires.
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Remote

Distant in time
The remote past.
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Wireless

Of or relating to communication by transmitting electromagnetic signals through the air
A wireless network.
A wireless telephone.
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Remote

Faint; slight
A remote possibility.
Had not the remotest interest.
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Wireless

Chiefly British Of or relating to radio or communication by radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony.
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Remote

Far removed in connection or relevance
A cause remote from everyday concerns.
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Wireless

A radio telegraph or radiotelephone system.
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Remote

Distantly related by blood or marriage
A remote cousin.
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Wireless

A message transmitted by wireless telegraph or telephone.
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Remote

Distant in manner; aloof.
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Wireless

Chiefly British Radio.
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Remote

Operating or controlled from a distance
Remote sensors.
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Wireless

To communicate with or send communications by wireless.
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Remote

(Computers) Located at a distance from another computer that is accessible by cables or other communications links
A remote terminal.
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Wireless

Not having any wires.
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Remote

A radio or television broadcast originating from a point outside a studio.
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Wireless

Of or relating to communication without a wired connection, such as by radio waves.
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Remote

A remote control device.
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Wireless

(uncountable) The medium of radio communication.
Only about a hundred years ago, wireless was a new technology.
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Remote

At a distance; disconnected.
A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.
Remote workers
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Wireless

Wireless connectivity to a computer network.
If your wireless stops working, try restarting the router.
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Remote

Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.
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Wireless

A radio set.
Let's switch on the wireless and listen to the news.
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Remote

(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.
They have a very remote chance of winning.
You have a remote resemblance to my grandmother.
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Wireless

To send a message by wireless (by radio)
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Remote

Emotionally detached.
After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.
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Wireless

Having no wire;
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Remote

Ellipsis of remote control
I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.
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Wireless

Short for Wireless telegraphy, Wireless telephony, etc.; as, to send a message by wireless.
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Remote

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

Medium for communication
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Remote

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

Transmission by radio waves
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Remote

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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Wireless

An electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
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Remote

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

A communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves
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Remote

Separated by intervals greater than usual.
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Wireless

Having no wires;
A wireless security system
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Remote

A device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance;
He lost the remote for his TV
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Remote

Far distant in space;
Distant lands
Remote stars
A remote outpost of civilization
A hideaway far removed from towns and cities
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Remote

Very unlikely;
An outside chance
A remote possibility
A remote contingency
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Remote

Far distant in time;
Distant events
The remote past or future
A civilization ten centuries removed from modern times
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Remote

Inaccessible and sparsely populated
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Remote

Far apart in nature;
Considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics
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