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English definition of “revelation”

revelation

noun [C or U]     /ˌrev.əˈleɪ.ʃən/
C2 the act of making something known that was secret, or a fact that is made known: a moment of revelation [+ that] His wife divorced him after the revelation that he was having an affair. Shocking revelations about their private life appeared in the papers.Revealing secrets and becoming known come as/be a revelation C2 to be an extremely pleasant surprise: This book came as a complete revelation to me.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of revelation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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