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Clicker vs. Remote — What's the Difference?

Clicker vs. Remote — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Clicker and Remote

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Clicker

A clicker, sometimes called a cricket, is any device that makes a clicking sound, usually when deliberately activated by its user. They usually consist of a piece of thin metal or plastic held in a casing so that the metal is slightly torqued; depressing one end of the metal causes it to pop out of alignment and releasing it causes it to pop back into alignment, each time making a sharp click.

Remote

Located far away; distant in space.

Clicker

A remote control, as for a television or DVD player.

Remote

Hidden away; secluded
A remote hamlet.

Clicker

A computer mouse.
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Remote

Distant in time
The remote past.

Clicker

A mechanical counter.

Remote

Faint; slight
A remote possibility.
Had not the remotest interest.

Clicker

(slang) The remote-control device used to change settings on a television set, VCR, or other electronic equipment.
We have a clicker for the TV, one for the VCR, one for the DVD player and another one that does it all.

Remote

Far removed in connection or relevance
A cause remote from everyday concerns.

Clicker

An electronic device used by individual students in the classroom to respond to multiple-choice questions, etc.

Remote

Distantly related by blood or marriage
A remote cousin.

Clicker

A person who cuts out the uppers of shoes from pieces of leather using a flexible knife that clicks as it changes direction.

Remote

Distant in manner; aloof.

Clicker

A machine that cuts materials using a steel rule die. The name comes from the sound (click) when the material is cut. May be hand, pneumatic, or hydraulic powered.

Remote

Operating or controlled from a distance
Remote sensors.

Clicker

A signalling device used by military forces. Pressed between thumb and fingers, it makes a small but distinctive click understood by other members of a unit.

Remote

(Computers) Located at a distance from another computer that is accessible by cables or other communications links
A remote terminal.

Clicker

A small mechanical device that produces a clicking sound, used in dog training.

Remote

A radio or television broadcast originating from a point outside a studio.

Clicker

Someone who clicks, for example using a computer mouse.

Remote

A remote control device.

Clicker

Someone who stands by a shop door to invite people to buy; a tout.

Remote

At a distance; disconnected.
A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.
Remote workers

Clicker

One who has charge of the work of a companionship.

Remote

Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.

Clicker

An employee who locks the type in the form to make it ready for printing.

Remote

(especially with respect to likelihood) Slight.
There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.
They have a very remote chance of winning.
You have a remote resemblance to my grandmother.

Clicker

One who stands before a shop door to invite people to buy.

Remote

Emotionally detached.
After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.

Clicker

One who as has charge of the work of a companionship.

Remote

Ellipsis of remote control
I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.

Remote

(broadcasting) An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.

Remote

(computing) To connect to a computer from a remote location.

Remote

Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; - said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
Places remote enough are in Bohemia.
Remote from men, with God he passed his days.

Remote

Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; - in various figurative uses.

Remote

Separated by intervals greater than usual.

Remote

A device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance;
He lost the remote for his TV

Remote

Far distant in space;
Distant lands
Remote stars
A remote outpost of civilization
A hideaway far removed from towns and cities

Remote

Very unlikely;
An outside chance
A remote possibility
A remote contingency

Remote

Far distant in time;
Distant events
The remote past or future
A civilization ten centuries removed from modern times

Remote

Inaccessible and sparsely populated

Remote

Far apart in nature;
Considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics

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