Definitions for revelationˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
rev•e•la•tionˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
something revealed or disclosed, esp. a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
Theol. God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures. an instance of such communication or disclosure. something thus communicated or disclosed. something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
(cap.) Usu.,Revelations.Also called The Revelation of St. John the Divine. the last book in the New Testament; the Apocalypse.
Origin of revelation:
1275–1325; ME revelacion (< OF) < LL revēlātiō= L revēlā(re) to reveal1+-tiō -tion
disclosure, revelation, revealing(noun)
the speech act of making something evident
an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
revelation, divine revelation(noun)
communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
Revelation, Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Apocalypse, Book of Revelation(noun)
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
revelation(noun)ˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃən
a surprising fact
the recent revelation that she had had an affair
The act of revealing or disclosing
Something that is revealed.
Something dramatically disclosed
A manifestation of divine truth
A great success
The final book of the New Testament of the Bible.
the act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them
that which is revealed
the act of revealing divine truth
that which is revealed by God to man; esp., the Bible
specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse
In religion and theology, revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities. Some religions have religious texts which they view as divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired. For instance, Orthodox Judaism holds that the Torah was received from God on biblical Mount Sinai, and Muslims consider the Qur'an to have been revealed word by word and letter by letter. In Hinduism some Vedas are considered apauruṣeya, i.e. "not human compositions", and are supposed to have been directly revealed, and thus are called śruti, i.e. "what is heard". Many Christians believe that the Old and New Testaments were inspired by God. The 15,000 handwritten pages produced by the mystic Maria Valtorta were represented as direct dictations from Jesus, while she attributed The Book of Azariah to her guardian angel. When a revelation is communicated by a supernatural entity that is reported as present during the communication, it is called a vision. Some revelations go further in that direct conversations between the recipient and the supernatural entity is reported. Some revelations are reported along with physical marks such as stigmata and in rare cases, such as that of Saint Juan Diego, physical artifacts accompany the revelation. The Roman Catholic concept of interior locution includes just an inner voice heard by the recipient.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name properly applicable to the knowledge of God, or of divine things, imparted to the mind of man, by the operation of the Divine Spirit in the human soul, and as apprehended by it.
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British National Corpus
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Translations for revelation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of revealing secrets, information etc
the revelation of the true facts.
- وَحْي، كَشْفArabic
- revelaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die EnthüllungGerman
- גִילוּי מַפתִיעHebrew
- afhjúpun, opinberunIcelandic
- atklāšana; atklājumsLatvian
- avsløring, åpenbaringNorwegian
- څرګندونه،اوڅارنه ، ښودنه په ډاګ وينه: الهامPashto
- odhalenie, prezradenieSlovak
- avslöjande, uppdagandeSwedish
- 揭露Chinese (Trad.)
- відкриття, виявленняUkrainian
- sự tiết lộVietnamese
- 揭露Chinese (Simp.)
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