Meaning of radio-controlled in English:



  • (of a device) controllable from a distance by radio.

    ‘a radio-controlled model car’
    • ‘One can still appreciate the incredible cleverness that went into the illusion, especially the use of radio-controlled devices and early animatronics.’
    • ‘Everyone liked the robots, some of which looked hardly human, but which nevertheless moved around in response to signals from handheld radio-controlled devices.’
    • ‘A Venturi chemical injector and radio-controlled valves are connected directly to the irrigation line leading to the green, regulating the chemical applications.’
    • ‘Now, if you just want to tell the time, you can pay £30 and get a radio-controlled clock that will tell the time to one millionth of a second, which is great.’
    • ‘This target simulator was eventually adapted for simulations of the guidance of a radio-controlled missile.’
    • ‘This radio-controlled clock satisfies my need for accuracy, plus it projects the time onto my bedroom ceiling.’
    • ‘The family argues that he would still be alive if his regiment had been equipped with up-to-date technology that would have stopped the radio-controlled bomb from being detonated.’
    • ‘The school bell will also be replaced by radio-controlled clocks in each classroom.’
    • ‘The remote controlled variation works much like a child's radio-controlled toy.’
    • ‘During his PhD studies at Canterbury University in the early 1980s, Dr Alexander worked on amphibious designs and made his own radio-controlled model.’
    • ‘He had designed, built and flown his own radio-controlled model airplane.’
    • ‘The latest promotion from Maxol is just the thing for the school holidays: mini racer radio-controlled models.’
    • ‘It's also fun for all age-groups, and people will be able to either bring along their own radio-controlled cars or hire them here.’
    • ‘The first radio-controlled toy car appeared in 1955.’
    • ‘The puppets and sequences rely on a system built on servos motors of the kind used in radio-controlled aircraft to position control surfaces like the elevators and rudders.’
    • ‘And later this month some of the country's top drivers of radio-controlled stock cars are converging on Marley for a Champion of Champions meeting.’
    • ‘One of their first luxuries was a trip to Disneyland and their three children were given treats - the two girls wanting new shoes and their son a radio-controlled car.’
    • ‘On Monday at 2pm a man successfully managed to escape from the shop with a £120 radio-controlled car after asking to have a close look at it.’
    • ‘The cash is part of money raised through sponsorship for the team's effort to build and race a radio-controlled car in the annual tournament which they won last year.’
    • ‘But the past few days when I've been blogging I've looked out the window and seen a small boy walk past with a radio-controlled car.’