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rūpāvacara (P. rūpāvacarakusala) - pertaining to the form realm (rūpadhātu);[1] things that "belong to the sphere" of the form realm.

This term is a synonym of rūpadhātu.[2]

The Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary states:

  • dwelling in the rūpa-dhātu or realm of form, ep. of a group of (18) classes of gods[3]

The Tibetan translation (gzugs na spyod pa) can have the following meaning:

  • walking in the world of form[4]