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Definition of "remote control" [remote control]

  • The control of an activity, process, or machine from a distance, as by radioed instructions or coded signals. (noun)
  • A device used to control an apparatus or machine from a distance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "remote control" in a sentence
  • "I hit the remote control to close the garage door, dropping him gently into the deep ultramarine blue that presaged the coming dawn, and wondered if he, a detective of such repute, could miss the symptoms that Faye was displaying."
  • "Two months behind on their mortgage and he still arrived home some nights, pale and exhausted, with ribbon-wrapped remote control cars for the boys, stuffed bears for Laura."
  • "Riaz Pasha had centralized the imperial government and now ran the Sudan by remote control from Cairo."
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