A remote may refer to any of the following:
1. When referring to a connection a remote connection or connect remotely is another way of saying remote access.
2. A hardware device that allows a user to control a device or object in another location. For example, the TV remote changes the channel, volume, or turn on and off the TV, without the viewer needing to leave their seat. Dr. Robert Adler of Zenith invented the first cordless TV remote in 1956, before that TV remotes had wires attached from the TV to the remote. The picture is an example of a remote, the Harmony One universal remote from Logitech.