Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as canonical.
- n. [Gr.
το\ κανονικόν, neut. of κανονικός: see above.] In the Epicurean philosophy, a name for logic, considered as supplying a norm or rule to which reasoning has to conform.
- n. The theory of music.
- n. One who practises music.
- adj. canonical
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a canon; established by, or according to, a canon or canons.
- adj. Appearing in a Biblical canon.
- adj. Accepted as authoritative; recognized.
- adj. (Math.) In its standard form, usually also the simplest form; -- of an equation or coordinate.
- adj. (Linguistics) Reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality. Opposite of
- adj. Pertaining to or resembling a musical canon.
- adj. of or relating to or required by canon law
- adj. conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
- adj. reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
- adj. appearing in a biblical canon
- Late Latin canonicus (canon + -ic) (Wiktionary)
“It specifies that sodomy in canonic and civil laws referred to a set of acts not to an individual; the laws did not define a subject except in the juridical sense. [”
“The phenomenon of people not recognizing language abilities of those who don't look like the 'canonic' speaker is widely attested and works in all directions.”
“Osiris, who also summoned the annual floods, is often represented in the shape of a "canonic" vase with a stopper in the shape of a crowned head.”
“See Moritz Hauptmann's account of his "canonic" travelling-companion's ways and procedures in the letters to Franz Hauser, vol. i., p. 64, and passim.]”
“The wind is tremendous, a permutation fugue — howling, seething, silent — haunting in its canonic imitations.”
“If the technology used in Ricercare is much less sophisticated than in the later works, Harvey still uses it to striking effect – piling up canonic textures at the opening, and then gradually introducing shifts of pitch and tempo to underpin the live playing.”
“Though I would still need to chase it with more canonic fare.”
“Sometimes I Feel Alive (1998), to texts by e.e. cummings, explores aspects of love from the sensual to the selfless through an appealing blend of jazzy pop-music rhythms, canonic writing (at which Wachner excels), and hymnlike choral blending with a near-Ivesian sound.”
“A shot of Henze's angularity would have helped the world premiere of O Sonho (The Dream), a 90-minute chamber opera by Pedro Amaral based on passages from Salome by the canonic Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa.”
“Irregular canonic imitations in both spoken and vocal lines gave the witches initial shuddering presence.”
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