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ca·non·i·cal(kə-nŏn′ĭ-kəl) also ca·non·ic (-ĭk)
1. Of, relating to, or required by canon law.
2. Of or appearing in the biblical canon.
3. Conforming to orthodox or well-established rules or patterns, as of procedure.
4. Of or belonging to a cathedral chapter.
5. Of or relating to a literary canon: a canonical writer like Keats.
6. Music Having the form of a canon.
can′on·ic′i·ty (kăn′ə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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|Adj.||1.||canonic - appearing in a biblical canon; "a canonical book of the Christian New Testament"|
|2.||canonic - of or relating to or required by canon law|
|3.||canonic - reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"|
standard - established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence; "a standard reference work"; "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism"
|4.||canonic - conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis|
orthodox - adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world"
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