Revelation meaning

rĕvə-lāshən
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A revealing, or disclosing, of something.
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(theology) A manifestation of divine will or truth.
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(proper) The last book of the New Testament, ascribed to John (in full The Revelation of Saint John the Divine); Apocalypse.
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Something disclosed; disclosure; esp., a striking disclosure, as of something not previously known or realized.
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Revelation is defined as a surprising fact or event that makes you look at things in a new way.

An example of a revelation is when your friend who has always had three dogs suddenly reveals he is a cat person.

An example of a revelation is when a secret love affair becomes public.

An example of a revelation is when you learn a fact that changes the way you look at the world around you.

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Something that is revealed.
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(theology) A manifestation of divine truth.
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A great success.
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(biblical) The final book of the New Testament of the Bible.
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The act of revealing or disclosing.
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Origin of revelation

  • Middle English revelacion from Old French revelation from Latin revēlātiō revēlātiōn- from revēlātus past participle of revēlāre to reveal reveal1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin revÄ“lātiō (“disclosure"), from revÄ“lō (“to disclose"), re (“again") + vÄ“lō (“to cover").

    From Wiktionary