• Grand Canon
    Grand Canon
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj canonic conforming to orthodox or recognized rules "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis"
    • adj canonic reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality "a basic story line","a canonical syllable pattern"
    • adj canonic of or relating to or required by canon law
    • adj canonic appearing in a biblical canon "a canonical book of the Christian New Testament"
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Minor Canon Row: Rochester Minor Canon Row: Rochester

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: As specified by the Christian church, the canonical hours are matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, vespers, and compline.
    • canonic Accepted as authoritative; recognized.
    • canonic Appearing in a Biblical canon; as, a canonical book of the Christian New Testament.
    • canonic (Math) In its standard form, usually also the simplest form; -- of an equation or coordinate.
    • a canonic Of or pertaining to a canon; established by, or according to, a canon or canons. "The oath of canonical obedience."
    • canonic Pertaining to or resembling a musical canon.
    • canonic (Linguistics) Reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; as, a canonical syllable pattern. Opposite of nonstandard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • canonic Same as canonical.
    • n canonic [Gr. το\ κανονικόν, neut. of κανονικός: see above.] In the Epicurean philosophy, a name for logic, considered as supplying a norm or rule to which reasoning has to conform.
    • n canonic The theory of music.
    • n canonic One who practises music.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Canonic according to or included in the canon: regular: ecclesiastical
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  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    “To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. canonicus, LL. canonicalis, fr. L. canon,: cf. F. canonique,. See canon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S., Fr., from L. canon—Gr. kanōn, a straight rod—kannē, a reed.


In literature:

Robert Moore, sometime Canon of Canterbury; it is an elaborate piece of work depicting Becket's martyrdom and scenes in his life.
"The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]." by Hartley Withers
The Abbot of Aghabo (Queen's County) was canonized by Gregory IX, in 1233.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
As I had anticipated, I soon came to a bend where the stream, after running parallel to the ridge, swept round and canoned through it.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
His name, as one of the Canons of the Cathedral, occurs eleven times in the "Osmund Register" at Salisbury.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
Then I met the Canon.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
The canons of criticism are set by fashion.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
In 1541 panelled book-desks were provided for the new canons and singing men.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
Originally the bishop was head of the Chapter, and the canons his assistants.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
There is an interesting tablet to Canon Evan Evans, D.D.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
That is made clear by notes appended to canons which specially concerned those provinces.
"St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh" by H. J. Lawlor
Thurstan added one more canon to the staff by founding the prebend of Sharow.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
We'll follow the canon; down-stream, I think.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
And Lily Alston, the daughter of Canon Alston, Rector of Brayfield, launched out into surmises which, however, she kept to herself.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The Vicar of Culversham and Honorary Canon of Sedgwick-in-the-Marsh was a genial and delightful man.
"Peter and Jane" by S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
Say, what was it Whitely heard down in Sinaloa concerning the Enchanted Canon mine?
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
One of the guests was the vicar of Bedminster; and a Canon of Worcester, an old friend of Sir Reginald's, happened to be staying in the house.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
At Cross Hall he found Canon Holdenough's wife and the Canon.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Honorary canons are properly canons who have no prebend or other emoluments from the common fund of the chapter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
There is also an ecclesiastical establishment, with a bishop, dean and canons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
He looked up the canon and then down the canon.
"First Fam'lies of the Sierras" by Joaquin Miller

In poetry:

—"Then, where dwells the Canon's kinswoman,
My friend of aforetime?"—
('Twas hard to repress my heart-heavings
And new ecstasy.)
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
SECOND CANON. Come unto the strand to see
Who can be so brave and bold
As to seek our gloomy dwelling,
Crossing the dark waters o'er.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
In vain shall Rome her portals bar,
And shut from him her saintly prize,
Whom, in the world's great calendar,
All men shall canonize.
"Channing" by John Greenleaf Whittier
In kenning of the shore,
(Thanks to God first given)
O you, the happiest men,
Be frolic then!
Let canons roar,
Frighting the wide heaven!
"To The Virginian Voyage" by Michael Drayton
And lo, in that grey storehouse, fallen to dust and rotten,
Lay piled the traps and engines of forgotten greed,
The tomes of codes and canons, long disused, forgotten,
The robes and sacred books of many a vanished creed.
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman
It sometimes strikes me, now she's gone, she'd no drawbacks at all-.
Her features just a shade severe, her age canonical,
In fashions of her mother's day she trod her way serene,
And wasteful ways of worldly dames disgusted Josephine.
"Josephine" by John O Brien

In news:

Emily Danforth's new book, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, is a fantastic addition to the coming-of-age canon.
Go up to any bartender at The Cedars Social and order a Ramos Gin Fizz, one of the most complicated drinks in the cocktail canon.
In a surprisingly voluminous canon of references to Mohr , she—and Commie Clubbed.
Debapratim Saha shot the photo with a Canon 7D and a 500mm f4 lens and posted it to our World Gallery.
Chateauvert was at Beauport Bay near Quebec and used a Canon EOS10D digital SLR with a 170-500mm zoom lens.
Palmer photographed the bird (Chordeiles minor) using a Canon 1D with 400mm lens and flash.
Canon's Low-Light Camera Is a Filmmaker's Perfect Nocturnal Companion.
WASHINGTON — The canon of Hanukkah songs written by Mormon senators from Utah just got a little bigger.
Canon 30D 15mm f/2.8 fish eye.
Jim Wilson addresses an inconsistency in dealing with the different parts of the canonical Bible.
Nancy Hedgespeth took the photo with a Canon EOS 30D and a 300mm lens in early May 2008.
Canon 4, EC 4-1, EC 4-4, EC 4-5, DR 4-101.
Canonical Information Retrieval systems perform a ranked keyword search strategy: Given a user's one-off information need (query), a list of documents, ordered by relevance, is returned.
What Postmasters Gallery curator Magda Sawon calls the "canonization" of Gerhard Richter inspired her to respond with a witty, stimulating group show, "Richteriana".
This video was shot with a Canon EOS 7D DSLR and video camera.

In science:

Let us outline why the results presented above for the canonical algebras immediately extend to the more general class of concealed canonical algebras using tilting.
Infinite dimensional representations of canonical algebras
Recall that the concealed canonical algebras are obtained in the following way: we start with a canonical algebra Λ with the canonical trisection (p, t, q) and we consider the subcategories C , D, ω as defined above.
Infinite dimensional representations of canonical algebras
In particular, in this way the canonical generic module does not have to be constructed from scratch for all the canonical algebras, but only for the tame bimodules involved.
Infinite dimensional representations of canonical algebras
Let Λ be a canonical algebra with canonical trisection (p, t, q).
Infinite dimensional representations of canonical algebras
More generally, we may consider an arbitrary tubular algebra, these are the concealed canonical algebras obtained from a tubular canonical algebra by tilting.
Infinite dimensional representations of canonical algebras
Next, we consider the canonical transformation from the canonical triplet (x, y , z) to (J1 , ω t, J2), xdy ∧ dz − K dH ∧ dt = J1dθ ∧ dJ2 − K ′dH ′ ∧ dt + dW , where θ ≡ ω t is the angle variable, J2 = z , and W = W (y , z , J1 , t) is a differential 1-form called the ‘generating function’.
Cubic Matrix, Nambu Mechanics and Beyond
In each smooth manifold there is canonical vertical covariant differentiation associated with canonical vertical lift of vectors w.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
If ηG is the canonical contact 1-form on T ∗G × R and ¯πG : T ∗G × R → G is the canonical projection then (T ∗G × R ⇉ A∗G, ηG , σ ◦ ¯πG ) is a contact groupoid.
Jacobi groupoids and generalized Lie bialgebroids
We have studied generalized free fields from a general perspective and established, inspite of the non-canonical nature of these fields, the existence of a stress-energy tensor which serves as a density for the generators of the Poincar´e group as in the canonical framework.
Generalized free fields and the AdS-CFT correspondence
If necessary, S denotes the corresponding smooth minimal model. A relative canonical model of a flat family of surfaces of general type over some base T has a canonical model in the fibre over each complex point of T .
Maximally irregularly fibred surfaces of general type
Since β is a section of the canonical bundle, this means that Z (α) = Z (β ) represents the canonical divisor with appropriate multiplicities.
Family Gromov-Witten Invariants for Kahler Surfaces
On the other hand, we define a component of the canonical class to be a homology class of a component of some canonical divisor.
Family Gromov-Witten Invariants for Kahler Surfaces
Note that, as (3.29) is (non-canonically) split along the fibers of π , the sequence (3.39) is (non-canonically) split along the fibers of q .
Green's canonical syzygy conjecture for generic curves of odd genus
For any curve c in M with tangent vector field ˙c, this ˙c is the canonical lift of c to T M and ¨c is the canonical lift of ˙c to T T M .
Generalized Sprays and Nonlinear Connections
In the classical mechanics of a many-particle system , they are called linear canonical transformations, because they preserve the canonical Poisson brackets .
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments