remote control

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A remote control (1).


remote control (countable and uncountable, plural remote controls)

  1. (countable) A device used to operate an appliance (such as a television, vehicle, or mechanical toy) from a short distance away.
    • 2011 December 15, Felicity Cloake, “How to cook the perfect nut roast”, in Guardian[1]:
      A single slice of this could leave you supine in front of the Queen's speech without even the wherewithal to reach for the remote control.
  2. (uncountable) A means of operating a device from a distance.
    The bomb was detonated by remote control.




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