remote control

noun
1.
control of the operation or performance of an apparatus from a distance, as the control of a guided missile by radio signals.
2.
Also called remote. a device used to control the operation of an apparatus or machine, as a television set, from a distance.

Origin:
1900–05

remote-control, adjective
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remote control
 
n
1.  control of a system or activity by a person at a different place, usually by means of radio or ultrasonic signals or by electrical signals transmitted by wire
2.  Also:: remote a hand-held device that enables remote control of a system or appliance
 
re'mote-con'trolled
 
adj

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Example sentences
The simulator involves a headset an integrated video monitor and a remote
  control of the sort used to manipulate the machinery.
Then he walked away and detonated the car by remote control.
Most video senders also let you control the video source from the remote
  location with a regular remote control.
Seems over priced for what amounts to a stick from a mop, a remote control car,
  a processor and battery-operated wifi webcam.
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