Meaning of revelation

rev•e•la•tion

Pronunciation: (rev"u-lā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
  2. something revealed or disclosed, esp. a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
    1. God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
    2. an instance of such communication or disclosure.
    3. something thus communicated or disclosed.
    4. something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
  3. (cap.) Also calledthe last book in the New Testament; the Apocalypse. Abbr.: Rev.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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