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  1. The degree to which something is canonical.

Extensive Definition

Canon may refer to:
  • Canon (fiction), a body of works considered genuine or official within a fictional universe
  • Canon (company), a Japanese imaging and optical products corporation
  • Canon (liturgy) or the Canon of the Mass, the Eucharistic Prayer of the Roman Rite
  • Canon (music), a contrapuntal composition which employs a melody with one or more imitations
  • Canon (priest), a Christian priest who belongs to one of certain chapters
  • Canons Regular, the oldest and most prestigious order within the Church, the Canonical Order follows the Rule of Augustine, and the Confederated Order is the Order of Canons Regular of St. Augustine, made up of nine congregations. There is also the venerable order of Premontre representing a mediaeval reform and a stricter observance of Canonical Life.
  • Canonesses, the female branch of the Canonical Order, made up of various Congregations.
  • Canon (hymnography), a type of Eastern Orthodox hymn
  • Canon (manga), a shōjo manga by Chika Shiomi
  • Canon, Georgia, a city in Franklin County, Georgia, United States
  • Cañon or canyon, a deep valley between cliffs
Canon may also be used for:

See also

canonicity in Catalan: Cànon
canonicity in Czech: Kánon
canonicity in Danish: Kanon
canonicity in German: Kanon
canonicity in Estonian: Kaanon
canonicity in Spanish: Canon
canonicity in French: Canon
canonicity in Korean: 카논
canonicity in Italian: Kanon
canonicity in Hebrew: קאנון
canonicity in Hungarian: Kánon
canonicity in Dutch: Canon
canonicity in Japanese: カノン
canonicity in Norwegian: Kanon (andre betydninger)
canonicity in Norwegian Nynorsk: Kanon
canonicity in Polish: Kanon
canonicity in Russian: Канон
canonicity in Simple English: Canon
canonicity in Slovak: Kánon
canonicity in Serbian: Канон
canonicity in Finnish: Kaanon
canonicity in Thai: แคนอน
canonicity in Chinese: Canon
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