the realm of possibility meaning, the realm of possibility definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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realm

  
  ( realms    plural  )
1       n-count   You can use realm to refer to any area of activity, interest, or thought.  
FORMAL   usu with supp, oft N of n, adj N  
...the realm of politics...     
2       n-count   A realm is a country that has a king or queen.  
FORMAL   usu sing  
Defence of the realm is crucial.     
3    If you say that something is not beyond the realms of possibility, you mean that it is possible.  
the realm of possibility             phrase   realm inflects, v-link prep PHR  
A fall of 50 per cent or more on prices is not beyond the realms of possibility...     
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realm     ( realms    plural  )
1       n-count   You can use realm to refer to any area of activity, interest, or thought.  
FORMAL   usu with supp, oft N of n, adj N  
...the realm of politics...     
2       n-count   A realm is a country that has a king or queen.  
FORMAL   usu sing  
Defence of the realm is crucial.     
3    If you say that something is not beyond the realms of possibility, you mean that it is possible.  
the realm of possibility      phrase   realm inflects, v-link prep PHR  
A fall of 50 per cent or more on prices is not beyond the realms of possibility...     


peer of the realm        ( peers of the realm    plural  ) In Britain, a peer of the realm is a member of the nobility who has the right to sit in the House of Lords.      n-count  

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realm

  
1    country, domain, dominion, empire, kingdom, land, monarchy, principality, province, state  
2    area, branch, department, field, orbit, patch, province, region, sphere, territory, turf     (U.S. slang)   world, zone  

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exp.
If there is very little or no possibility of that happening . . . Will Susan make you laugh? Fat chance.
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources

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