Learner's definition of REVELATION
a usually secret or surprising fact that is made known
The book includes many shocking/startling revelations about the mayor's personal life.
damaging personal revelations
The revelation that she was a drug user was not a surprise to me.
an act of making something known
an act of revealing something in usually a surprising way
— often + of
something that surprises you
— often + to
a sign or message from God