Definitions of canonical:
- adjective: conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
Example: "The drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing- Sinclair Lewis"
- adjective: of or relating to or required by canon law
- adjective: appearing in a Biblical canon
Example: "A canonical book of the Christian New Testament"
- adjective: reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
Example: "A canonical syllable pattern"
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