realm

noun
\ ˈrelm How to pronounce realm (audio) \

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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Acura desperately wants its new NSX to be taken seriously in the supercar realm, and one measly variant won’t do when Porsche offers upwards of 20 versions of the 911. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Acura NSX May Add a 650-HP Type R Model and a Convertible Variant," 28 May 2019 All hail Bran the Broken, first of his name, ruler of 6 of the 7 realms, 3 eyes, 2 wheels and 1 water bottle. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "A Plastic Water Bottle Somehow Made It Into the Game of Thrones Finale," 20 May 2019 Bormanis was initially stumped as to how such a thing might work, given that quantum mechanics governs the subatomic realm, and the Orville is an enormous craft moving faster than the speed of light. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The Orville blends science fiction and science fact into a winning mix," 29 Dec. 2018 For 30 long years Hank’s wife and partner Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) has been lost in the quantum realm, which resembles a polyp-ridden aquarium; daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) yearns for her, as does Hank. Michael Phillips, kansascity, "‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: With Paul Rudd, here’s one infestation we can get behind," 5 July 2018 The park is also adding a new realm, Lego Movie World, based on the successful 2014 movie and in anticipation of a sequel scheduled to open in February. Marjie Lambert, miamiherald, "Tower of Terror too scary? More kid-friendly rides are coming to Florida theme parks," 14 June 2018 To date, researchers have discovered more than 2,300 bodies in the cold, distant realm beyond Neptune's orbit. Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com, "No Need for Planet Nine? Small Objects' Gravity Could Explain Weird Orbits," 5 June 2018 Both quantum theory, which governs the subatomic realm, and Einstein’s general relativity, which describes reality at cosmic scales, are often viewed as the most important developments in 20th-century physics. Alexander Hellemans, Scientific American, "A Conversation with Thomas Hertog, One of Stephen Hawking’s Final Collaborators," 24 May 2018 In his visual work, much of it currently on display at the ACA Gallery in New York City, and his music, Mellencamp bares his feelings freely — perhaps more politically provocative in the visual realm, a bit more abstractly in his lyrics. Bob Doerschuk, USA TODAY, "John Mellencamp embraces art, politics and learning to love on new 'Plain Spoken' release," 10 May 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 How to pronounce realm (audio) \

Kids Definition of realm

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

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