canonical

Definitions

  • Grand Canon
    Grand Canon
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj canonical conforming to orthodox or recognized rules "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis"
    • adj canonical reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality "a basic story line","a canonical syllable pattern"
    • adj canonical of or relating to or required by canon law
    • adj canonical 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.
    • canonical Accepted as authoritative; recognized.
    • canonical Appearing in a Biblical canon; as, a canonical book of the Christian New Testament.
    • canonical (Math) In its standard form, usually also the simplest form; -- of an equation or coordinate.
    • a canonical Of or pertaining to a canon; established by, or according to, a canon or canons. "The oath of canonical obedience."
    • canonical Pertaining to or resembling a musical canon.
    • canonical (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
    • canonical Of the nature of or constituting a canon or rule; accepted as a norm or rule: as, canonical writings.
    • canonical Forming a part of the sacred canon. See canon, 3.
    • canonical Conformed or conforming to rule; fixed or determined by rule; specifically, regulated by or in accordance with the canons of the church; authorized: as, canonical age; canonical hours.
    • canonical [Cf. ML. canonicæ vestes, canonicals.] The dress or habit prescribed by canon to be worn by the clergy when they officiate; hence, the prescribed official costume or decoration of any functionary, as, in English usage, the pouch on the gown of an M.D., the coif of a serjeant-at-law, the lambskin on the hood of a B. A., the strings of an Oxford undergraduate, the tippet on a barrister's gown, proctors' and subproctors' tippets, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Canonical according to or included in the canon: regular: ecclesiastical
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Quotations

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
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    “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.”

Etymology

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.

Usage

In literature:

It seemed this time a long, narrow canon, hardly more than sixty feet across.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
When, after my official labours, I returned again to Saint Canon's that evening, I made another attempt to see Mrs Clyde.
"She and I, Volume 2" by John Conroy Hutcheson
It is not difficult (especially when we know the result) to guess at the canons of taste which will pass muster in such regions.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Leslie Stephen
They'd come from over to the camp, and up the canon way, and roundabouts.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
Again the chilly wind from the canon of doubt blew upon him.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
THE FIGHT IN THE CANON.
"The Aztec Treasure-House" by Thomas Allibone Janvier
Might 've had another month's work, on the road to the canon over there; but that would ha' ben the end on 't.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
Lennon pointed to the hoofprints of a horse that had come down the canon at a gallop.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
When canon-making was in its last stage, Jerusalem was a heap of ruins.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
Does the Grand Canon look as you thought it would?
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Over to the right was Box Canon, which led to the rough lands of a terrain unknown to Roberts.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
It begins with the air, which is slow and tender, and at the close the chorus takes it in canon form.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
Canon A. Wright, M.A., J.P., Rural Dean and Canon of Lincoln.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
The transition, with some canonic imitations and stimulating sequences, leads us to the second theme at measure 50.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
Of the seven reputed canons of the council only the first four are unquestionably genuine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
The choice of a successor lay with the canons.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
The canon visited her and found her in this devotional frame of mind.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
He took orders, and was made a canon of Rouen.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Immediately beneath it sat the clergy; Bishop, Dean, and Canons in gorgeous vestments.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
For nowadays we can not only have a canonical text, but canonical maps and illustrations.
"The Salvaging Of Civilisation" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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In poetry:

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
FIRST CANON. See, the waters of the lake
Move although no breeze doth blow:
Without doubt to-day some pilgrim
Roweth to this island shore.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
An auburn Weed uprose as one surprised.
"If for a Martyr's Death I so am prized,
May not my hallowed Ashes be preserved
That Saint Cigar I may be canonized?"
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
The mountain, with the snow bank crowned;
The gorge, abysmal and profound;
Impress with aspect grand:
With unfeigned reverence I see
In canon and declivity
The All-Wise Hand.
"There Is An Air Of Majesty." by Alfred Castner King
The devil a hunter long hath been,
Though Doctor Luther said it:
Of his canon-pack he was the dean,
And merrily he led it:
The old one kept them swift and lean
On faith—that's devil's credit!
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

CANON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with artist and author Suzy Toronto.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide.
This full-color Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide provides you with guidance on how and when to use each button, dial and menu option.
During his 84 years on the planet, Yip Harburg contributed brilliant lyrics to some of the finest melodies of the American popular song canon.
In 2003, the author added Mosque to his canon of books on monumental structures, and included color in that volume's art.
Alexander used a Canon 40D and a Sigma 300mm f/2.8 telephoto lens with a 1.4x teleconverter on a monopod.
Tom Sanders, a Birder's World forum member from Seattle, used a Canon 40D and a 500mm f/4 lens to photograph the wren (Cistothorus palustris).
L-R Miniature Dachshunds, Leica Focus and Canon Matte stick to a paved path of snow so they don't sink while running around in their backyard in Austintown.
Pope John Paul II canonized Conventual Franciscan Father Maximilian Kolbe in Rome on October 10, 1982.
Lady Gaga's meat dress to be canonized at the Museum of Women in the Arts.
UBM Canon pursues aggressive strategy to meld its mobile event app with its live shows.
Joking about the possibility of departing from canon for a follow-up to his franchise reboot, he nevertheless insists that "the future is bright" for the series.
Journalists taste the 2011 vintage at Château Canon in Saint-Émilion .
You may have noticed that Canon ran a photo contest recently for photographers to win a Digital Rebel XT.
Toshiba, Canon Plan SED Launch Mar 8, 2006 Printable format Email this Article Search.
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In science:

Since we would like to calculate the commutation relations of superPoincar´e generators using the canonical commutation relations of those variables, we should check if these relations can be made into quantum mechanical relations, in such a way that the canonical commutation relations are satisfied.
Perturbative dynamics of matrix string for the membrane
In defining the vector states, we use only a pair of canonical variables while two pairs of canonical operators are used to define the basis.
Moyal Quantization on Fuzzy Sphere
First, one canonical singularity can be considered as the cyclic quotient of another canonical singularity by using the local cyclic cover.
On Effective Non-vanishing of Weil Divisors on Algebraic Surfaces
If p ∈ X is canonical, then Q ∈ Y is also canonical and π : Y → X is exactly one of the fol lowing types.
On Effective Non-vanishing of Weil Divisors on Algebraic Surfaces
Let ν ′′ : M → Σ−1 Cone (λ) be the canonical injection and ν ′ : Σ−1 Cone (λ) → Σ−1N be the canonical surjection.
Gorenstein projective dimension for complexes
We will show now that the bulk dual of the double-trace boundary deformation discussed previously is a canonical duality transformation i.e. a canonical transformation that interchanges the bulk canonical variables.
Holography, Duality and Higher-Spin Theories
The essence of the Hamilton-Jacobi approach to AdS holography is that for a given ρ0 the variation of the bulk action with respect to the canonical variable Ai gives, on shell, the canonical momentum Πi at ρ0 .
Holography, Duality and Higher-Spin Theories
We call the family (P (n), µn ) smal l canonical ensemble of partitions 1 and the family (P , µx )—grand canonical ensemble of partitions, in view of similarities with statistical physics, see .
Fluctuation of maximal particle energy of quantum ideal gas and random partitions
Indeed, as seen in the proof of the theorem, for a given generalized complex structure with canonical line bundle K , eiετ ∧ π∗K is the canonical line bundle of the fibration.
New aspects of the ddc-lemma
Now starting from an SO-model S we can, as in the proof of the ZFC infinity axiom, define canonical representatives for the “ordinal numbers” in V(S ) and thus also canonical representatives for the sets of ordinals.
The Theory of Sets of Ordinals
Denote Ψ the canonical map for D and ˜Ψ the canonical map for ˜D .
On Chordal and Bilateral SLE in multiply connected domains
Let ΦA be the canonical mapping from E \A, g ∗ t the canonical mapping from ΦA (E \(A ∪ Kt)), and ht the canonical mapping from gt(E \(A ∪Kt)).
On Chordal and Bilateral SLE in multiply connected domains
In a statistical physics language, the problem with fixed N corresponds to the canonical ensemble, the one with Poisson distributed length to the grand canonical ensemble, and the N → ∞ limit to the thermodynamical limit.
One-dimensional stochastic growth and Gaussian ensembles of random matrices
Definition 1 (Hitchin, ) A weak generalized Calabi-Yau manifold is a generalized complex manifold (M , J ), such that its canonical line bund le is generalized holomorphical ly trivial, i.e., there exists a nowhere zero section Ω of the canonical bund le such that dΩ = ¯∂J Ω = 0.
On Deformations of Generalized Complex Structures: the Generalized Calabi-Yau Case
By above theorem and its proof, if Γ bounds more than one minimizing H -hypersurface, then there exist a canonical region N in Hn+1 asymptotic to Γ such that N is the region between the canonical minimizing H -hypersurfaces Σ+ and Σ− in Hn+1 .
Minimizing Constant Mean Curvature Hypersurfaces in Hyperbolic Space
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