Last modified on 19 April 2015, at 01:25

remote control

EnglishEdit

A remote control.

NounEdit

remote control (countable and uncountable, plural remote controls)

  1. 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”, Guardian:
      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 doing something from a distance.
    The bomb was detonated by remote control.

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