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Adjective: canonical  ku'nó-ni-kul
  1. Appearing in a biblical canon
    "a canonical book of the Christian New Testament";
    - canonic
     
  2. Of or relating to or required by canon law
    - canonic
     
  3. Reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
    "a canonical syllable pattern";
    - basic, canonic
     
  4. Conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
    "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing";
    - canonic, sanctioned

See also: orthodox, standard

Encyclopedia: Canonical