Synonyms for canonical

Synonyms for (adj) canonical

Synonyms: canonic, canonical, sanctioned

Definition: conforming to orthodox or recognized rules

Usage: the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing- Sinclair Lewis

Similar words: orthodox

Definition: adhering to what is commonly accepted

Usage: an orthodox view of the world

Synonyms: canonic, canonical, basic

Definition: reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality

Usage: a basic story line; a canonical syllable pattern

Similar words: standard

Definition: established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence

Usage: a standard reference work; the classical argument between free trade and protectionism

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