\ 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

Examples of realm in a Sentence

new discoveries in the realm of medicine in political and legal realms
Recent Examples on the Web These scores are little more than the fuel for prewritten pretexts, an elaborate ritual whose importance is in the realm of political optics, rather than policy. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 19 Nov. 2021 Evidence abounds that good taste is, in the realm of politics, even more of a performance. New York Times, 17 Nov. 2021 How the Plan does this in the realm of battery manufacture is the subject of the next section. Robert Hockett, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 For dualists, conscious experience exists in the realm of the spiritual world. Andrea Morris, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Setting goals in the realm of equality is one of six frameworks in the school’s latest strategic plan, according to spokeswoman Nicole Dizon. Daniel I. Dorfman,, 2 Nov. 2021 Roxy Music was a true innovator, not just in the realm of glam rock. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 30 Oct. 2021 This week, Facebook will invite the public inside via its Facebook Connect event, dedicated to its efforts in the realm of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality, two elements of its new metaverse strategy. Adario Strange, Quartz, 26 Oct. 2021 In the realm of music, fans have limited patience to wait for a new album to come out every year or two. Milan Kordestani, Rolling Stone, 22 Oct. 2021

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of realm

: an area of activity, interest, or knowledge
: a country that is ruled by a king or queen


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Kids Definition of realm

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

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