In many of my posts I use the word 'remote' to describe wilderness areas that I consider remote in contrast to areas that I can drive to, or areas that have multiple trails with trail heads closeby or within a days walk.
Now, I backpack in the Southern Appalachians, which are full of towns, cities, and farms with primary, secondary, and improved roads.
I have always assumed the use of the word 'remote' was relative to the region in which you lived.
My use of the word remote means being in an isolated area, no farms, no roads, and possibly no trails. If I see nothing on my 15 minute topo but wilderness I consider that fairly remote.
I have often wondered if people who live or backpack in truly remote areas chuckle when reading my posts.