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canon1

can·on1

canon1

pronunciation:
kae nn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a religious law, code, or body of laws.
synonyms:
code, decretal, doctrine, dogma, law
similar words:
belief, ethic, ideology, line, precept, principle, regulation, rule, tenet
definition 2: a generally or universally accepted standard, principle, or criterion, or a set of these.
synonyms:
belief, criterion, line, norm, standard, tenet
similar words:
bench mark, doctrine, dogma, model, precept, principle, yardstick
definition 3: secular or religious writings of the Bible that have been determined to be authentic or sacred.
synonyms:
scripture
similar words:
Bible, Holy Writ
definition 4: in music, a passage or movement in which a melodic line is exactly repeated, with the repetitions overlapping each other.
similar words:
movement, passage, repetition