control of the operation or performance of an apparatus from a distance, as the control of a guided missile by radio signals.
Also called remote. a device used to control the operation of an apparatus or machine, as a television set, from a distance.
Origin of remote control
First recorded in 1900–05Related formsre·mote-con·trol, adjective
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for remote control
Contemporary Examples of remote control
Long story short: if you can operate a remote-control car, you can operate a drone.
By 1989, the East Germans had removed their mines and remote-control machine guns.
Historical Examples of remote control
At first I thought he was just a remote-control tool, but I finally saw that he was a real, honest-to-goodness robot.
The stores of Hunter and Nereid rockets—especially the remote-control jobs—were broken out.
They allege that the planetoid is a security risk, in that it could be used for remote-control bombing of any of their planets.
Facing them were three armchairs, a remote-control box beside one and another Kwann cushion behind and between the other two.
A remote-control robot could never get close enough to the Nipe to do any good.
British Dictionary definitions for remote control
Derived Formsremote-controlled, adjective
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
Also:: remote a hand-held device that enables remote control of a system or appliance
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