remote control


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
Recent Examples on the Web The remote control allows easy change among the 16 colors, and it's powered by three double AA batteries or USB connection. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 The light uses a suction cup and batteries to stick onto your back window, while the one-button remote control can mount to your front vents. Charles Dryer And Collin Morgan, Car and Driver, 7 July 2022 Sun's out, buns out — and your remote control should be too. Jessica Wang,, 22 June 2022 Specifically, one that offered them incentives in exchange for some degree of remote control over the smart thermostats. Andy Meek, BGR, 3 Sep. 2022 Even on its highest setting, this tower fan is surprisingly quiet, and our testers loved its portability and the detachable remote control. Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Aug. 2022 If Google wants to be competitive with Roku, then that means even the cheapest Chromecast needs to run full Android TV and have a remote control. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 25 Aug. 2022 The catcher wears a forearm sleeve that resembles a remote control with nine buttons for calling the pitch and location. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2022 If this student has veered away from the assignment a few too many times, the teacher can take remote control of the device and zap the tab themselves. Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of remote control

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Remote control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Kids Definition of remote control

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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