from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- n. A device used to operate an appliance (such as a television) or mechanical toy from a short distance away.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
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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.