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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to or required by an ecclesiastical decree adj. - Conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; Reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality.

Usage examples (38)
  • Is there a canonical requirement to do things a certain way?
  • The drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing
  • Those listening are often left speechless, because no such support exists within canonical Islamic texts.
  • The map doing the reduction will be called canonical: for more
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  • This was the final winning word in the 1939 National Spelling Bee.
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