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rev·e·la·tion

 (rĕv′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of revealing or disclosing.
b. Something revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized.
c. A sudden insight or idea: "I'd had the idea to dig up Dad's coffin ... I was lying in bed and I had the revelation, like a simple solution to an impossible problem" (Jonathan Safran Foer).
2. Theology A manifestation of divine will or truth.
3. Revelation See Table at Bible.

[Middle English revelacion, from Old French revelation, from Latin revēlātiō, revēlātiōn-, from revēlātus, past participle of revēlāre, to reveal; see reveal1.]
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revelation

(ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of disclosing something previously secret or obscure, esp something true
2. a fact disclosed or revealed, esp in a dramatic or surprising way
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity
a. God's disclosure of his own nature and his purpose for mankind, esp through the words of human intermediaries
b. something in which such a divine disclosure is contained, such as the Bible
4. (Bible) Christianity
a. God's disclosure of his own nature and his purpose for mankind, esp through the words of human intermediaries
b. something in which such a divine disclosure is contained, such as the Bible
[C14: from Church Latin revēlātiō from Latin revēlāre to reveal]
ˌreveˈlational adj

Revelation

(ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃən)
n
(Bible) (popularly, often plural) Also called: the Apocalypse or the Revelation of Saint John the Divine the last book of the New Testament, containing visionary descriptions of heaven, of conflicts between good and evil, and of the end of the world
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rev•e•la•tion

(ˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
2. something revealed or disclosed, esp. a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
3. Theol.
a. God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
b. an instance of such communication or disclosure.
c. something thus communicated or disclosed.
d. something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
4. (cap.) Usu., Revelations. Also called The Revelation of St. John the Divine. the last book in the New Testament; the Apocalypse.
[1275–1325; Middle English revelacion (< Old French) < Late Latin revēlātiō= Latin revēlā(re) to reveal1 + -tiō -tion]
rev`e•la′tion•al, adj.
rev′e•la`tor, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revelation - the speech act of making something evidentrevelation - the speech act of making something evident
tattle, singing, telling - disclosing information or giving evidence about another
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
display - behavior that makes your feelings public; "a display of emotion"
divulgement, divulgence - the act of disclosing something that was secret or private
discovery - something that is discovered
discovery - (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case
giveaway - an unintentional disclosure
informing, ratting - to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
news leak, leak - unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
exposure - the disclosure of something secret; "they feared exposure of their campaign plans"
2.revelation - an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
brainstorm, brainwave, insight - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
3.revelation - communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
making known, informing - a speech act that conveys information
4.revelation - the last book of the New TestamentRevelation - the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
Four Horsemen - (New Testament) the four evils that will come at the end of the world: conquest rides a white horse; war a red horse; famine a black horse; plague a pale horse
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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revelation

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revelation

noun
Something disclosed, especially something not previously known or realized:
Informal: eye opener.
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Translations
كَشْفٌ مُثير للدَّهْشَهوَحْي، كَشْف
odhalenízjeveníobjev
afsløring
Jelenések könyve
afhjúpunafhjúpun, opinberun
atklājumsatklāšana
revelatie
açıklamaaçıklanan şey

revelation

[ˌrevəˈleɪʃən] Nrevelación f
(Book of) Revelationsel Apocalipsis
it was a revelation to mefue una revelación para mí
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revelation

[ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃən] n
(= surprising fact) → révélation f
revelations about his private life → des révélations sur sa vie privée
(= eye-opener) → révélation f
Dali's show was a revelation → L'exposition Dali fut une révélation.
to be a revelation to sb → être une révélation pour qn
(= revealing) [affair, fact, secret] → révélation f
(RELIGION)révélation f
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revelation

nEnthüllung f; (Rel) → Offenbarung f; (the book of) Revelationsdie Offenbarung (des Johannes); it was a revelation to medas hat mir die Augen geöffnet; what a revelation!unglaublich!
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revelation

[ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃn] nrivelazione f
(the Book of the) Revelation (Bible) → l'Apocalisse f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

revelation

(revəˈleiʃən) noun
1. the act of revealing secrets, information etc. the revelation of the true facts.
2. something made known. amazing revelations.
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References in classic literature ?
To them it appeared nothing short of divine inspiration. The influence of ages of unquestioning obedience to high priests had made it seem impossible to them to question his authority; but when they realized that they could force him to their will they were as happy as children with new toys.
After being first a notary's clerk, then in business, then in the customs, and a tax collector, and having even applied for a position in the administration of woods and forests, he had at last, when he was thirty-six years old, by a divine inspiration, found his vocation: registrature!
However, in obedience to orders, he went into the "street called Straight" (how he found his way into it, and after he did, how he ever found his way out of it again, are mysteries only to be accounted for by the fact that he was acting under Divine inspiration.) He found Paul and restored him, and ordained him a preacher; and from this old house we had hunted up in the street which is miscalled Straight, he had started out on that bold missionary career which he prosecuted till his death.
The next whom Roderick honored with his attention was a distinguished clergyman, who happened just then to be engaged in a theological controversy, where human wrath was more perceptible than divine inspiration.
A kind of divine inspiration, or sacred fire affecting censorious critics of this dictionary.
Divine inspiration: Divine Chocolate has unveiled a limited edition 'Gin & Tonic inspired' chocolate bar with lemon and juniper to mark the brand's 20th birthday.
James Ifan shines as Roberts, conveying a believable mix of charisma and naivety, from his delighted, awe-struck conversations with The Divine in his bedroom through to his disastrous appearance in Liverpool, where his divine inspiration seemed to leave him.
AFTER five Premier Division losses in a row, UCD boss Collie O'Neill is looking for some divine inspiration.
As long as they are acting through Divine inspiration, then whether other people say they are "holy" or not becomes irrelevant!
After all, literature is a secular art, a product of the human imagination, while the Bible is supposed to be a sacred text, the product of divine inspiration. Perhaps the first person to openly suggest otherwise was Baruch Spinoza, the 17th-century Jewish philosopher, who daringly wrote that the books of the Bible ought to be studied in just the same way we would study Greek and Italian poetry.
'Without loving mankind, one cannot achieve divine inspiration. In short, according to Rumi, love for God and His creation is crucial for human salvation.'
Drew's charmed life is soon shattered by devastating news, causing him to go on a ten-year transcontinental journey of self-discovery, during which he explores the nature of God and Man, the divine inspiration for many of New York's landmarks and artistic treasures, and the relationship between the found and the lost souls passing on the street.