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Stated or used in the most basic and straightforwardly applicable manner

This definition would be more useful if it were canonical.

The formal robes of a priest
In conformity with canon law
In canonical form
In the form of a canon
Present in a canon, religious or otherwise

The Gospel of Luke is a canonical New Testament book.

According to recognised or orthodox rules

The men played golf in the most canonical way, with no local rules.

Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter
conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis
The property of acting in accordance with a well-defined set of rules or according to a predefined model MPN
a canonical book is considered inspired and authoritative and is a part of the rule or standard of faith See 66 Books
of or relating to or required by canon law
appearing in a Biblical canon; "a canonical book of the Christian New Testament"
Present in a canon of Scripture
(adj ) Characteristic of adhering to standard, accepted, or authoritative procedures or principles
This term implies that something has been reduced to its simplest form (note that it also has a religious meaning)
If something has canonical status, it is accepted as having all the qualities that a thing of its kind should have. Ballard's status as a canonical writer
Please see C Name
Belonging to some established official group, especially a book that is part of the accepted canon of the Bible The "canonical" Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John The "Gospel of Thomas" is a non-canonical gnostic text that was not included in the Bible
reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"
{s} pertaining to the laws of the Christian church
A polyhedron is canonical if all of its edges are tangent to a unit sphere (ie it is semi-canonical), and the average of all the points of contact between edge lines and the sphere is the centre of the sphere
(1) Conforming to the general rules for encoding--that is, not compressed, compacted, or in any other form specified by a higher protocol (2) Characteristic of a normative mapping and form of equivalence specified in Chapter 3, Conformance
canonical form
dictionary form. a basic form of a word used as a dictionary entry
canonical form
Any of a set of representations of the resonance structure of a molecule each of which contributes to the real structure; a contributing structure
canonical form
A standard or normal presentation of a mathematical entity
canonical formalism
A formalism for a physical theory which is based upon the canonical equations of Hamiltonian dynamics
canonical forms
plural form of canonical form
canonical hour
Any of certain times of day at which specified prayers are said according to canon law
canonical hour
The prayers said at these times
canonical hours
The times of day at which canon law prescribes certain prayers to be said; matins with lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and complin
canonical hours
The prayers said at these times
canonical sequence
a sequence of DNA, RNA, or amino acids that reflects the most common choice of base or amino acid at each position
canonical form
The simplest form of something specifically : the form of a square matrix that has zero elements everywhere except along the principal diagonal
canonical hour
(Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer
{a} agreeable tot eh canons, orderly
in a manner which has been accepted and agreed upon
In a canonical manner
In a canonical manner; according to the canons