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remote control

remote control
remote control
1 [countable]TDH a thing you use for controlling a piece of electrical or electronic equipment without having to touch it, for example for turning a television on or off [= zapper]
2 [uncountable]TEE the process of controlling equipment from a distance, using radio or electronic signals:
a missile guided by remote control
3TD [uncountable] a type of computer software that lets you use a particular computer by connecting it to another one that is far away
remote-controlled adjective

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