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  1. Plural of canon

Extensive Definition

Canon may refer to:
  • Canon (fiction), a body of works considered genuine or official within a fictional universe
  • Canon (company), a Japanese imaging and optical products corporation
  • Canon (liturgy) or the Canon of the Mass, the Eucharistic Prayer of the Roman Rite
  • Canon (music), a contrapuntal composition which employs a melody with one or more imitations
  • Canon (priest), a Christian priest who belongs to one of certain chapters
  • Canons Regular, the oldest and most prestigious order within the Church, the Canonical Order follows the Rule of Augustine, and the Confederated Order is the Order of Canons Regular of St. Augustine, made up of nine congregations. There is also the venerable order of Premontre representing a mediaeval reform and a stricter observance of Canonical Life.
  • Canonesses, the female branch of the Canonical Order, made up of various Congregations.
  • Canon (hymnography), a type of Eastern Orthodox hymn
  • Canon (manga), a shōjo manga by Chika Shiomi
  • Canon, Georgia, a city in Franklin County, Georgia, United States
  • Cañon or canyon, a deep valley between cliffs
Canon may also be used for:

See also

canons in Catalan: Cànon
canons in Czech: Kánon
canons in Danish: Kanon
canons in German: Kanon
canons in Estonian: Kaanon
canons in Spanish: Canon
canons in French: Canon
canons in Korean: 카논
canons in Italian: Kanon
canons in Hebrew: קאנון
canons in Hungarian: Kánon
canons in Dutch: Canon
canons in Japanese: カノン
canons in Norwegian: Kanon (andre betydninger)
canons in Norwegian Nynorsk: Kanon
canons in Polish: Kanon
canons in Russian: Канон
canons in Simple English: Canon
canons in Slovak: Kánon
canons in Serbian: Канон
canons in Finnish: Kaanon
canons in Thai: แคนอน
canons in Chinese: Canon
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