Definition of remote control noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    remote control

    BrE BrE//rɪˌməʊt kənˈtrəʊl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˌmoʊt kənˈtroʊl//
    Watching TV, Devices
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  1. 1[uncountable] the ability to operate a machine from a distance using radio or electrical signals It works by remote control. a remote-control camera
  2. 2(informal remote, zapper) [countable] a device that allows you to operate a television, etc. from a distance I can't find the remote control. See related entries: Watching TV, Devices
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: remote control