American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The control of an activity, process, or machine from a distance, as by radioed instructions or coded signals.
- n. A device used to control an apparatus or machine from a distance.
- n. A device used to operate an appliance (such as a television) or mechanical toy from a short distance away.
- n. a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
“The sister was half-lying on the couch, stockinged feet danging over a padded arm, wineglass on the coffee table, remote control in one hand.”
“Detecting piecemeal and by remote control — if anyone could be said to control Anna Pigeon — was an exercise in frustration.”
“He lowered himself into an armchair facing the holovision and picked up the remote control from a nearby table.”
“Disgusting," Marc informed me cheerily from his bed, as he played with the tilt settings and television remote control at once.”
“The remote control was to hand and after a couple of abortive attempts, Mrs Wood managed to stab the correct button.”
“A hush fell over the crowd as Rev picked up the remote control for the holojector.”
“I hit the remote control to close the garage door, dropping him gently into the deep ultramarine blue that presaged the coming dawn, and wondered if he, a detective of such repute, could miss the symptoms that Faye was displaying.”
“Two months behind on their mortgage and he still arrived home some nights, pale and exhausted, with ribbon-wrapped remote control cars for the boys, stuffed bears for Laura.”
“But instead of stretching out, she pulled off her Wicked Witch socks and aimed the remote control at the VCR, then watched the movie one more time until the scripty words The End splashed up on the screen.”
“Riaz Pasha had centralized the imperial government and now ran the Sudan by remote control from Cairo.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘remote control’.
All the scientific words found in the official EU nomenclature. For the screening I used Vocabgrabber of the Visual Thesaurus.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
race relations, rack bar, rack-raking machine, radial drainage, radial flow to a ..., radial gate, radial gate with ..., radial tyre, radial velocity, radial velocity o..., radial water coll..., radial-gate weir and 4474 more...
The collocations below consist of nouns only. Noun-noun collocations are extremely frequent in science (just think of the names of species, chemical compounds or "scientist+invention" type collocat...
discharge lamp, correlation matrix, obidoxime chloride, withdrawal symptom, ipratropium bromide, book lung, zirconium dioxide, octane number, acetyl group, computer accessory, pinto bean, regression equation and 480 more...
Iran-Iraq War, prevention, increase of readi..., replacement of wa..., rise of readiness, stabilisation, build up, basic training, defence procurement, force modernisation, full mobilisation, grueling training and 387 more...
Especially focused on those iPhone apps that are supposed to be useful, but wouldn't probably play in Peoria.
Please list the purpose of the app (e.g. prewalking), not its name.
readiness, recruitment, mobilisation, prevention, operation planning
defense program, planning and proc..., build up, conscript army, peacetime prepare..., uranium conversion, uranium enrichment, aptitude test, basic training, conscript service, defence procurement, dimensions of mob... and 77 more...
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Looking for tweets for remote control.