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Definitions of canon:
  • 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 complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church
  • 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"
  • noun:   a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
  • noun:   a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter
  • noun:   a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #8214)

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