Canonical meaning

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Conforming to orthodox or well-established rules or patterns, as of procedure.
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The definition of canonical is accepted or according to the church or Bible.

An example of something canonical is the set of Ten Commandments.

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Of, relating to, or required by canon law.
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Of or appearing in the biblical canon.
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Of or belonging to a cathedral chapter.
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Of or relating to a literary canon.

A canonical writer like Keats.

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Having the form of a canon.
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Of, according to, or ordered by church canon.
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Authoritative; accepted.
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Belonging to the canon of the Bible.
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Of a canon (clergyman)
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The standard or authoritative method. The term comes from "canon," which is the law or rules of the church. See canonical name and canonical synthesis.
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Present in a canon, religious or otherwise.

The Gospel of Luke is a canonical New Testament book.

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According to recognised or orthodox rules.

The men played golf in the most canonical way, with no local rules.

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Stated or used in the most basic and straightforwardly applicable manner.

The reduction of a linear substitution to its canonical form.

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Prototypical.
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(religion) In conformity with canon law.
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(music) In the form of a canon.
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(religion) Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter.
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(mathematics, computing) In canonical form.
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(mathematics) Distinguished among entities of its kind, so that it can be picked out in a way that does not depend on any arbitrary choices.
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(Roman Catholicism) The formal robes of a priest.
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Origin of canonical

  • canon +‎ -ical
    From Wiktionary