revelation

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rev·e·la·tion

noun \ˌre-və-ˈlā-shən\

: a usually secret or surprising fact that is made known

: an act of making something known : an act of revealing something in usually a surprising way

: something that surprises you

Full Definition of REVELATION

1
a :  an act of revealing or communicating divine truth
b :  something that is revealed by God to humans
2
a :  an act of revealing to view or making known
b :  something that is revealed; especially :  an enlightening or astonishing disclosure <shocking revelations>
c :  a pleasant often enlightening surprise <her talent was a revelation>
3
capitalized :  an apocalyptic writing addressed to early Christians of Asia Minor and included as a book in the New Testament —called also Apocalypse — see bible table

Examples of REVELATION

  1. The book includes many shocking revelations about the mayor's personal life.
  2. The revelation that she was a drug user was not a surprise to me.
  3. Revelations by the newspaper caused a scandal.

Origin of REVELATION

Middle English revelacioun, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin revelation-, revelatio, from Latin revelare to reveal
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

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ventilation, vindication, violation, visitation, weather station

revelation

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Transmission of knowledge from a god or gods to humans. In the Western monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, revelation is the basis of religious knowledge. Humans know God and his will because God has chosen to reveal himself to them. He may communicate with his chosen servants through dreams, visions, or physical manifestations and may inspire prophets who relay his message to the people. His will may also be translated directly into writing through the handing down of divine law (e.g., the Ten Commandments) or scripture (e.g., the Bible and the Qur'an). Other religions emphasize “cosmic” revelation, in which any and all aspects of the world may reveal the nature of a single underlying divine power (e.g., Brahman in the Vedas).

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