remote-controlled

adjective

re·​mote-con·​trolled ri-ˈmōt-kən-ˈtrōld How to pronounce remote-controlled (audio)
: controlled (as by a radio signal) from a distance : operated by means of remote control
a remote-controlled toy car
remote-controlled robots/drones

Examples of remote-controlled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These robots are largely remote-controlled by humans—there’s little autonomy—and operate over ranges of a few kilometers. Matt Burgess, WIRED, 30 Jan. 2024 Lighting, curtains, and audio-visuals are all remote-controlled. Everett Potter, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 The five-blade fan is remote-controlled and is ideal for both medium- and large-sized rooms, like living rooms, dining rooms, and some bedrooms. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 June 2023 It is armed with an M2 .50 caliber machine gun or MK-19, and a 40mm grenade launcher, all of which are remote-controlled from inside the armed cabin. Peter Weber, The Week, 6 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of remote-controlled was in 1904

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“Remote-controlled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remote-controlled. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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