Meaning of CANONICAL in English

CANONICAL

adj.

Pronunciation: -ni-k ə l

Function: adjective

Date: 15th century

1 : of, relating to, or forming a canon

2 : conforming to a general rule or acceptable procedure : ORTHODOX

3 : of or relating to a clergyman who is a canon

4 : reduced to the canonical form <a canonical matrix>

– ca · non · i · cal · ly \ -k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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