Simple Definition of remote control
: a small device that is used to operate electronic equipment (such as a television) from a distance by using electronic signals
: a process or system that makes it possible to control something from a distance by using electronic signals
Full Definition of remote control
1 : control (as by radio signal) of operation from a point at some distance removed
2 : a device or mechanism for controlling something from a distance
Examples of remote control in a sentence
Where did you put the remote control?
The bomb was detonated by remote control.
a DVD player with remote control
First Known Use of remote control
REMOTE CONTROL Defined for Kids
Definition of remote control for Students
1 : a device for controlling something from a distance <a remote control for a TV>
2 : control (as by a radio signal) of operation from a distant point
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