Definition of remotely in English:

remotely

adverb

  • 1From a distance; without physical contact.

    ‘new electronic meters that can be read remotely’
    • ‘The controls can be executed remotely via e-mail or a Web page.’
    • ‘Can someone else turn on the control utility remotely in my machine?’
    • ‘This would also allow the unit to be controlled remotely across a network keeping the cabling to a minimum.’
    • ‘All devices that can be remotely accessed or controlled would also be at risk.’
    • ‘They were connected to the timing device of a compact disc player designed to detonate them remotely.’
    • ‘Do you need to be at the system to monitor and control it or can you operate remotely?’
    • ‘So they would try to remotely control it back to the course they wanted it to take.’
    • ‘Two remotely controlled roving vehicles are now on the Martian surface.’
    • ‘Predator is remotely piloted, meaning a pilot controls the Predator via data link.’
    • ‘Each turret was controlled separately and remotely from the bridge of the saucer.’
    • ‘The Trojan allows infected machines to be controlled remotely by attackers in order to send spam, for example.’
    • ‘The required counterpart in code will be some mechanism for taking control of the machine in question, remotely.’
    • ‘In contrast, the little bird that flew around, remotely controlled, looked harmless enough.’
    • ‘It has started using the wireless networking technology to control trains remotely.’
    • ‘The lifting bag also comes with a remotely controlled activator which can be triggered up to a kilometre away.’
    • ‘That's in addition to the troubleshooting we did remotely during the tank drain.’
  • 2as submodifier, usually with negative In the slightest degree.

    ‘he had never been remotely jealous’
    • ‘That's funny, I thought to myself, you must be mistaking me for someone who is remotely interested.’
    • ‘And it certainly does not need to be insular, or remotely reactionary.’
    • ‘No American president could dream of anything remotely like that today.’
    • ‘That fact does not mean all the basic tenets of ANY religion are correct or even remotely true.’
    • ‘There are four basic styles, though the way I do them, none of them appears even remotely stylish.’
    • ‘It also doesn't help that I've never tried a hangover cure that was even remotely effective.’
    • ‘Was anybody's high school experience even remotely close to that?’
    • ‘She had excellent health herself and was not remotely interested in being a health researcher or journalist.’
    • ‘Only Debbie seems to be remotely interested in the people around her.’
    • ‘Most in-patients, according to him, are not even remotely connected with the mines and the union.’
    • ‘And part of that story is the optimism that the human brain is not even remotely close to its limits on capacity.’
    • ‘The ravenous creatures themselves are perhaps the film's only remotely redeeming feature.’
    • ‘The next night we were miles away from anything even remotely resembling a resort.’
    • ‘In other words, no compromise between these two views is remotely possible.’
    • ‘However, it was a beautiful day and didn't seem remotely spooky.’
    • ‘Moreover, in social terms he has had to bear a burden the others could not even remotely contemplate having to carry.’
    • ‘That's not to say it's a bad idea, since the movie never ever pretends to have anything remotely to do with real life.’
    • ‘Not for decades would Hollywood produce anything even remotely like it.’
    • ‘I am unaware of any object published in the literature that is even remotely similar.’
    • ‘So here we have a young boy who is not remotely crazy but who none the less suffered greatly in an environment that prevented him from being the person he was.’
    slightly, faintly, remotely, vaguely
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Pronunciation

remotely

/rɪˈməʊtli/