- revelation [rev΄ə lā′shən]n.[ME reuelacioun < OFr revelation < LL(Ec) revelatio < pp. of L revelare]1. a revealing, or disclosing, of something2. something disclosed; disclosure; esp., a striking disclosure, as of something not previously known or realized3. Theol.a) communication, by a divinity or by divine agency, of divine truth or knowledge; specif., God's manifestation of the divinity or of the divine will to humanityb) an instance of thisc) that which is so communicated, disclosed, or manifestedd) something, as a writing or event, containing or showing such a communication, disclosure, or manifestation4. [R-] the last book of the New Testament, ascribed to John (in full The Revelation of Saint John the Divine); Apocalypse: abbrev. Rev or Rv: also Revelationsrevelatorn.revelatory [rev′ələ tôr΄ē]adj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.