remote control


: control (as by radio signal) of operation from a point at some distance removed
: 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
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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of remote control was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Remote control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

remote control

: control (as by a radio signal) of operation from a point some distance away
operated by remote control
: a device for controlling something from a distance
a remote control for a VCR

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