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canonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæn·ən/
a ​principle or ​law, or a set of these, esp. in a ​Christianchurch: The canon for ​lawyers has ​clear restrictions.
music the ​repetition of a ​musicalpattern after it has been ​sung or ​playedonce, ​although not always in the same ​octave or by the same ​instrument
(Definition of canon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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canonnoun

uk   /ˈkæn.ən/  us   /ˈkæn.ən/
  • canon noun (PRIEST)

[C] mainly UK a ​Christianpriest with ​specialduties in a cathedral
  • canon noun (STANDARD)

[C usually plural] formal or specialized religion a ​rule, ​principle, or ​law, ​especially in the ​Christian Church
canonical
adjective uk   /kəˈnɒn.ɪ.kəl/  us   /kəˈnɑː.nɪ.kəl/
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