revelation-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: the act of making a surprising or dramatic disclosure

Commentary: REVELATION[+event][+communication][+human][+speech_act][+disclosure][+surprising]
NOTE: implies an agent executing a speech act: X's REVELATION of Y -> X revealed Y

They gathered together in the library to hear the detective's revelation of the murderer.
The king's revelation of an alleged plot on his life has caused quite a stir in the country
Their revelation of the winner of the contest will occur on June 6..

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: startling or surprising new information

Commentary: REVELATION[+entity][+symbolic][+information][+new][+surprising]
NOTE: refers to the content, X = REVELATION

Her extraordinary musical talent was a revelation to her parents.
That your son got another speeding ticket should come as no revelation to you.
It was a shocking revelation to Mary that her husband was having an affair.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a divine disclosure, vision, given by a supernatural being

Commentary: REVELATION[+event][+communication][+supernatural][+disclosure][+vision]

John thinks the attempt to reconcile Darwinian evolution with Biblical revelation is a futile exercise.
The cult leader said these commandments came to him as revelations from god.
She saw the end of the world in a revelation.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3