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remote control

noun uk   us  
[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.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?
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remote-controlled
adjective uk   /rɪˌməʊt.kənˈtrəʊld/ us    /-ˌmoʊt.kənˈtroʊld/
a remote-controlled model aircraft
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