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Meaning of “revelation” in the English Dictionary

"revelation" in British English

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revelationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /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 ​wifedivorced him after the revelation that he was having an ​affair. Shocking revelations abouttheirprivatelifeappeared in the ​papers.come as/be a revelation C2 to be an ​extremelypleasantsurprise: This ​book came as a ​complete revelation to me.
(Definition of revelation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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revelationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌrev·əˈleɪ·ʃən/
the ​act of making ​known something that was ​secret, or a ​fact that has been made ​known: [C] The first ​planetdiscovered around an ​ordinarystar was a ​strange and ​unexpected revelation.
(Definition of revelation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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