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Canon may refer to:



Religious law[edit]

Arts and media[edit]

  • Canon (basic principle), a rule or a body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy
  • Aesthetic canon, a rule for the proportions of a human figure


Film, television, and video[edit]

  • Film canon, the limited number of masterpieces by which all other films are judged
  • The Canon (podcast), a film podcast by Devin Faraci and Amy Nicholson
  • Canon (film), a 1964 Canadian animated short based on the canon musical form


  • Canon (music), a contrapuntal composition which employs a melody with one or more imitations
    • Pachelbel's Canon, the name commonly given to a canon by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel
  • Canon (rapper) (born 1989), American Christian rapper
  • Canon (album), a 2007 album by Ani DiFranco

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