Definition of remote control in English:

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remote control


1Control of a machine or apparatus from a distance by means of signals transmitted from a radio or electronic device.
1.1 (also remote controller) A device that controls a machine, especially a television or VCR, from a distance.
Example sentences
  • The system is further provided with user control means such as a remote controller for generating user control commands and transmitting signals to the data processor in response thereto so as to control the content of the display signal.
  • Both cards offer FM-radio tuners and remote controls that use radio frequencies, not infrared, to issue commands.
  • Look at the development of ‘older’ battery operated technology, transistor radios, video cameras, mobile phones and even remote controls that we use for a range of devices.

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Syllabification: re·mote con·trol

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