Synonyms for canonical

Adjective

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