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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
1900-1905
1900-05
Related forms
remote-control, adjective
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  • The simulator involves a headset an integrated video monitor and a remote control of the sort used to manipulate the machinery.
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  • The new sarcophagus, to be moved into place on rails by remote control.
  • The plant was a remote unattended pumped storage plant, which means it was run by remote control from another station.
  • Robots that help to detect and defuse mines are already doing service, although these are operated by remote control.
  • It has also devised a remote control that allows people who have never used keyboards to surf the web.
  • The first version operates mostly under remote control, rather than being a true, autonomous robot.
  • Many more options are available on demand with a few clicks of the remote control.
British Dictionary definitions for remote control

remote control

noun
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
Derived Forms
remote-controlled, adjective
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