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Meaning & Definition of Canon in English

English

Canon

/kænən/

noun

1. A rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy

  • "The neoclassical canon"
  • "Canons of polite society"
    synonym:
  • canon

2. A priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

    synonym:
  • canon

3. A ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

    synonym:
  • canyon
  • ,
  • canon

4. A contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

    synonym:
  • canon

5. A complete list of saints that have been recognized by the roman catholic church

    synonym:
  • canon

6. A collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the bible recognized by any christian church as genuine and inspired

    synonym:
  • canon