What is a remote WebDriver?

Can anyone please explain me the meaning of remote webdriver.

RemoteWebDriver is a class that provides a WebDriver interface to a remote server. Browser driver classes such as FirefoxDriver, ChromeDriver, InternetExplorerDriver, etc., extend the Remote WebDriver class. Selenium RemoteWebDriver is used to run a browser automation suite on a remote machine.

Below package shows the implementation of the Selenium RemoteWebDriver class:

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