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1 canon /ˈkænən/ noun
plural canons
1 canon
/ˈkænən/
noun
plural canons
Learner's definition of CANON
[count]
formal : an accepted rule or guide about how people should behave or about how something should be done
: a group of books, poems, plays, etc., that are traditionally considered to be very important
: the group of books, poems, plays, etc., that a particular author is known to have written
: a list of books that are considered to be part of a religion's official text
: a piece of music in which the same melody is started at different times by each of the different groups of voices or instruments
compare 2canon
2 canon /ˈkænən/ noun
plural canons
2 canon
/ˈkænən/
noun
plural canons
Learner's definition of CANON
[count]
: a Christian priest who works in a cathedral
compare 1canon
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