remote control

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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

  1. Where did you put the remote control?

  2. The bomb was detonated by remote control.

  3. a DVD player with remote control

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First Known Use of remote control

1904


REMOTE CONTROL Defined for English Language Learners

remote control

noun

Definition of remote control for English Language Learners

  • : 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


REMOTE CONTROL Defined for Kids

remote control

noun

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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