remote control


noun

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 1900–05
Related formsre·mote-con·trol, adjective
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remote control


noun

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
Derived Formsremote-controlled, adjective
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