UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɛlm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɛlm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(relm)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
realm /rɛlm/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. the area over which, or extent to which, a king or queen has authority.
  2. any area of thought or activity:within the realm of possibility.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
realm  (relm),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a royal domain;
    kingdom:the realm of England.
  2. the region, sphere, or domain within which anything occurs, prevails, or dominates:the realm of dreams.
  3. the special province or field of something or someone:the realm of physics; facts within the realm of political scientists.
  • Latin rēgālis regal
  • Old French reialme, derivative of reial
  • Middle English realme, reaume 1250–1300
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  kingdom. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
realm /rɛlm/ n
  1. a royal domain; kingdom (now chiefly in such phrases as Peer of the Realm)
  2. a field of interest, study, etc: the realm of the occult
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French reialme, from Latin regimen rule, influenced by Old French reial royal, from Latin rēgālis regal1
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Collocations: the realm of [physics, nature, humanity, business], [research, studies, theories] in the realm of [physics], defies the realm of [physics], more...

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