realm

noun
\ ˈrelm \

Definition of realm

2 : sphere, domain within the realm of possibility
3 : a primary marine or terrestrial biogeographic division of the earth's surface

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Examples of realm in a Sentence

new discoveries in the realm of medicine in political and legal realms

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In the months since her election, Ocasio-Cortez has recognized the significance of fashion in the political realm. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wore Suffragette White to Be Sworn Into Congress," 3 Jan. 2019 That purge, which saw officers in Los Angeles destroy more than four tons of personnel records rather than allow the information to be used in court, ushered in a protracted effort to improve transparency in the law enforcement realm. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "A California city plans to shred years of police records before a new law makes them public," 27 Dec. 2018 Sports may be the only competitive realm that willfully ignores the most substantial contribution any individual can make to a team: leadership. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Close the Hall of Fame, Cancel the MVP Award: There’s a Better Way," 27 Dec. 2018 Good luck to any man who enters the realm of We Five. Jen Mcguire, Good Housekeeping, "I Raised Four Sons as a Single Mom. Now That They're Grown, I'm Off to Europe.," 17 Dec. 2018 The only other car with the fun doors that comes in near this price is the BMW i8, which is a beautiful design exercise but not of the 570’s performance realm. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The McLaren 570S Spider Is Your Just-Won-the-Lottery Car," 12 Dec. 2018 During the gift-giving season, all attention can turn to finding that one perfect present—relegating stocking stuffers to the realm of mere afterthought. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "16 Small But Mighty Stocking Stuffers for the Beauty Fanatic," 12 Dec. 2018 Waking up with perfect skin and hair sounds like a myth reserved for the realm of rom-coms. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "15 Pillowcases That'll Transform Your Hair and Skin for the Better," 13 Nov. 2018 The resulting theory, quantum mechanics, deals with particles and blips of energy in the realm of the ultra-small, divorced from our everyday experience, and all but invisible to our clumsy mammalian sensory apparatuses. Tim Folger, Discover Magazine, "How Quantum Mechanics Lets Us See, Smell and Touch," 24 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of realm

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for realm

Middle English realme, from Anglo-French, alteration of Old French reiame, from Latin regimen control — more at regimen

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realm

noun

English Language Learners Definition of realm

: an area of activity, interest, or knowledge

: a country that is ruled by a king or queen

realm

noun
\ ˈrelm \

Kids Definition of realm

2 : field of activity or influence He's important in the realm of law.

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