• 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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  • 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:

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 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

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.

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