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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Microsoft designed the device so it could be used on basically any piece of hardware, but other console makers have yet to adapt the device to work outside the realm of the Xbox One and Windows PC. Nick Statt, The Verge, "YouTuber gets Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller working on the Nintendo Switch," 26 Nov. 2018 Next-gen stoves New home energy efficiency is a fast-changing realm. Tony Bizjak, The Seattle Times, "10 hot home innovations — from dog showers to doorbell cams," 26 Oct. 2018 This is a completely legitimate realm for Bob Mueller and the Inspector General to be looking into. Fox News, "Former Roger Stone aide challenges Mueller's authority," 17 Aug. 2018 Outside the sports realm, some commercial ventures now claim that training to use either side can improve brain function. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez can throw with either hand. What does that say about his brain?," 3 July 2018 Not only is the show dealing with a complex realm, the art itself was often complicated to make. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "MCA's new 'I Was Raised on the Internet' exhibition asks what the web has done to us," 2 July 2018 Will this hold true for crypto—a realm where many embrace amorality? Robert Hackett, Fortune, "The Ledger: The Risk for Crypto Firms of Playing by the Rules," 23 June 2018 Optics are important to countries, and Muslim women, their relative visibility and invisibility, have long been a realm of strategic wrangling, with meanings and symbols of domination attached to either. Rafia Zakaria, The New Republic, "Driving Toward Change," 23 June 2018 Bikepacking, which partly traces its roots to Mike Curiak’s 2003 individual time trial on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, has long been the realm of iconoclasts and hermits trying to escape alone into the woods. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Bikepacking.com Is Revolutionizing the Sport," 20 June 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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