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The term canonical may refer to:
- Canonical coordinates, sets of coordinates which can be used to describe a physical system at any given point in time
- Canonical form, a natural unique representation of an object, or a preferred notation for some object
- Canonical homomorphism, canonical isomorphism: an homomorphism that is uniquely defined by its main property
- Canonical polyhedron, in geometry a polyhedron whose edges are all tangent to a common sphere, whose center is the average of its vertices (midsphere)
- Canonical representative, in set theory a standard member of each element of a set partition
- Canonical one-form, a special 1-form defined on the cotangent bundle T*M of a manifold M
- Canonical symplectic form, the exterior derivative of this form
- Canonical vector field, the corresponding special vector field defined on the tangent bundle TM of a manifold M
- Canonical ensemble, in statistical mechanics, is a statistical ensemble representing a probability distribution of microscopic states of the system
- Canonical quantum gravity, an attempt to quantize the canonical formulation of general relativity
- Canonical stress–energy tensor, a conserved current associated with translations through space and time
- Canonical theory, a unified molecular theory of physics, chemistry, and biology
- Canonical variable, a conjugate variable in theoretical physics
- Canonical transformation, in Hamiltonian mechanics
- Canonical form, data that has been canonicalized into a completely unique representation, from a previous form that had more than one possible representation
- Canonical Huffman code, a particular type of Huffman code with unique properties which allow it to be described in a very compact manner
- Canonical link element, an HTML element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues by specifying the "canonical" or "preferred" version
- Canonical Ltd., a U.K. software company that develops, markets and supports related services for Ubuntu and related projects.
- Canonical Model, a design pattern used to communicate between different data formats
- Canonical name record (CNAME record), a type of Domain Name System record
- Canonical S-expressions, a binary encoding form of a subset of general S-expression
- Canonical XML, a normal form of XML, intended to allow relatively simple comparison of pairs of XML documents
- MAC address (formerly canonical number), a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment
- Canon law (Catholic Church)
- Canonical Coronation - an institutional act of the Pope to legally crown images venerated by the faithful through a Papal bull
- Biblical canon
- the scriptures of the Pāli Canon of Theravāda Buddhism (these include the Sutta Pitaka, the Vinaya Pitaka, and the Abhidhamma Pitaka)
- Canon (disambiguation)
- Canonicalization, a process for converting data to canonical form.
- Canonization, the act of a Pope's declaring a deceased person a saint.
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