Synonyms and Antonyms for canon

1. canon (n.)

a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy

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2. canon (n.)

a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

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3. canon (n.)

a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall


4. canon (n.)

a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church

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5. canon (n.)

a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

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6. canon (n.)

a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter