Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “remote control”

See all translations

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?
More examples
remote-controlled
adjective uk   /rɪˌməʊt.kənˈtrəʊld/ us    /-ˌmoʊt.kənˈtroʊld/
a remote-controlled model aircraft
(Definition of remote control from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of remote control?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “remote control” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pot luck

anything that is available or is found by chance, rather than something chosen, planned, or prepared

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More