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Adjective canonical has 4 senses
- canonic, canonical - appearing in a Biblical canon; "a canonical book of the Christian New Testament"
- canonic, canonical - of or relating to or required by canon law
- basic, canonic, canonical - reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"
Antonym: nonstandard (indirect, via standard)
- canonic, canonical, sanctioned - conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis
Antonym: unorthodox (indirect, via orthodox)