Canonical

/ˈkanən/(canonical, canonically, canons)NOUNA word to describe something that is true to the original story.Things considered “canon” are basically considered “true” (in the story).-Similar Words:Not Canon; Something that isn’t true to the original story.Head-Canon; Usually used when someone creates their own AU (Alternate Universe), and adds their own “canon” part in their story.Usually describes fiction.Often confused with “cannon”.Can be used in sentences as;



Canonically
Relating to a canon. The word is mostly used in fan fiction to describe a piece of information as official.
Example:
Canonically, the Among Us impostors are an alien species that can shapeshift.


Canon
In slang, a word used by those who write fanfiction. It refers to the original body of work that the fanfiction came from.
Example:
Her fanfiction ideas screwed around with the canon storyline of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.


canonical
The standard form of a mathmematical equation that can be written in many ways, making it easier to compare to other forms of the same equation.
Example:
The canonical sum of products form for representing the boolean function OR is simply A + B


canonical
The real deal; a piece that is widely recognized as a genuine member of the body of work (oeuvre) of a given artist/writer/composer; a standard by which all others are compared.
Example:
I just finished reading the "canonical list of auto plurals" on manofleisure.us


canon
A piece of work -usually in reference to literature- that was written by the original author. Spin-offs, fan fiction, and any work not written by the original author of that fictional universe is considered non-canon.
Example:
I got sad at the end of Rurouni Kenshin: Seisouhen. Good thing it took out a lot of chunks from the original plot and wasn't written by Nobuhiro Watsuki, or else it would have been considered canon. :D
~~~~~~~~
Oh my GOD that Naruto fan fiction SUCKED! Thank God it wasn't canon.


Canon
A term used especially within gaming communties to differentiate between the official storyline (= canon) and everything which is not, like fanfiction, fanvids, etc.
Example:
"A lot of people consider Chell to be the daughter of Cave & Caroline, but it's by no means canon."


Canon
default pairings, often used to describe pairings in fanfiction that are claimed to be obvious. in other words, a couple that is heavily promoted or suggested in the show.
Example:
Jaden/Syrus is almost as canon to shonen fans as Jaden/Alexis is to het fans.


Canonization
1. A process where worthy people are endowed among the canon of saints.

2. The murdering of Jedi Knights by force of millions of Stormtroopers.
Example:
1. All saints are accepted into the canon of saints through a process known as canonization.

2. All the Jedi were hunted down and destroyed by millions of Stormtroopers through a process known as canonization.


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