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See: Canonical Reference, Canonical Record, Canonicalization Task, Canonical Dot Product, Record Canonicalization Task, Canonical Form, Heap Canonicalization Algorithm.


  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒
    • S: (adj) canonic, canonical (of or relating to or required by canon law)
    • S: (adj) basic, canonic, canonical (reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality) "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"
    • S: (adj) canonic, canonical, sanctioned (conforming to orthodox or recognized rules) "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis
    • S: (adj) canonic, canonical (appearing in a biblical canon) "a canonical book of the Christian New Testament"

  • Wiktionary.
    • Adjective
      • 1. (theology) Present in a canon of Scripture. The Gospel of Luke is a canonical New Testament book.
      • 2. In conformity with canon law.
      • 3. According to recognised or orthodox rules. The men played golf in the most canonical way, with no local rules.
      • 4. Stated or used in the most basic and straightforwardly applicable manner. This definition would be more useful if it were canonical.
      • 5. (music) In the form of a canon.
      • 6. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter
      • 7. (mathematics, computing) In canonical form.
    • Antonyms
      • apocryphal