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remote control

noun    
[U] a system for controlling something such as a machine or vehicle from a distance, by using electrical or radio signals: The bomb was detonated by remote control.Electrical switches and connections B1 [C] (also remote) a piece of equipment that you hold in your hand and use to control a television, DVD player, etc.: Have you seen the remote for the TV anywhere? remote-controlled     /rɪˌməʊt.kənˈtrəʊld/ US  /-ˌmoʊt.kənˈtroʊld/ adjective a remote-controlled model aircraftElectrical switches and connections
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