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Definition 1: of or relating to or required by canon law - [adjective denoting pert]

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Definition 2: appearing in a biblical canon - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where canonical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a canonical book of the Christian New Testament

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Definition 3: conforming to orthodox or recognized rules - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where canonical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing

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(canonical is similar to ...) adhering to what is commonly accepted

"an orthodox view of the world"

Definition 4: reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where canonical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a basic story line
  • a canonical syllable pattern

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(canonical is similar to ...) 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"

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