What is canon?

  • (noun): A rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy.
    Example: "The neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Canon (Latin canon from Greek κανών "measuring rod, standard") may refer to any standard or convention. The corresponding adjective is canonical. English canon may also represent Latin canonicus "one who is canonical".

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More definitions of "canon":

  • (noun): A contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts.
  • (noun): A ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall.
    Synonyms: canyon
  • (noun): A collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired.
  • (noun): A priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter.
  • (noun): A complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church.

Famous quotes containing the word canon:

    The greatest block today in the way of woman’s emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)

    There is a Canon which confines
    A Rhymed Octosyllabic Curse
    If written in Iambic Verse
    To fifty lines.
    Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953)

    O! that this too too solid flesh would melt,
    Thaw and resolve itself into a dew;
    Or that the Everlasting had not fix’d
    His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God! O God!
    How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable
    Seem to me all the uses of this world.
    Fie on’t! O fie! ‘tis an unweeded garden,
    That grows to seed;
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)