Realm meaning

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An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity.

The realm of science.

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Realm is defined as an area of land overseen by a king or queen.

An example of a realm is a kingdom in a computer game.

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A community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom.
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A region; sphere; area.

The realm of thought.

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A kingdom.
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Any of the primary biogeographic regions of the earth.
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An abstract sphere of influence, real or imagined.
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The domain of a certain abstraction.
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(formal or law) A territory or state, as ruled by a specific power, and particularly those territories ruled by a king.
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The definition of a realm is an area or a domain.

An example of a realm is the general way to speak about a subject like science.

An example of a realm is a geographical division of the earth.

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Origin of realm

  • Middle English realme from Old French alteration (influenced by Old French reial royal) of Latin regimen government from regere to rule reg- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French reaume, realme (“kingdom"), of unclear origins. A postulated *rÄ“gālimen, Late Latin cross of regimen with rÄ“gālis is usually cited.
    From Wiktionary