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Canon may refer to:




  • Canon (music), the body of historical musical works that are recognized as masterpieces worthy of study and performance
  • Canon (music), a contrapuntal composition which employs a melody with one or more imitations
  • Canon (album), by Ani DiFranco
  • Pachelbel's Canon, the name commonly given to a canon by the German Baroque composer, Johann Pachelbel
  • Canon (rapper), a highly acclaimed Christian rapper.

Visual arts[edit]

  • Aesthetic canon, a rule for the proportions of a human figure
  • Film canon, the limited number of masterpieces by which all other films are judged


Other uses[edit]

  • Canon (game), an online browser-based strategy war game
  • Canon, Georgia, a city
  • Canon of Kings, a dated list of kings used by ancient astronomers as a convenient means to date astronomical phenomena
  • Canon Yaoundé, a Cameroonian association football club
  • Canon(s) in bellfounding - one or more hanging loops cast integrally with the crown in early bells

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