Meaning of CANONICAL in English

CANONICAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ -ni-kəl ]

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-)lē adverb

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