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- adj. canonical
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. In its standard form, usually also the simplest form; -- of an equation or coordinate.
- adj. Reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality. Opposite of
- adj. Pertaining to or resembling a musical canon.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)