canonical form

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canonical form (plural canonical forms)

  1. (mathematics, computing) A standard or normal presentation of a mathematical entity
  2. (chemistry) Any of a set of representations of the resonance structure of a molecule each of which contributes to the real structure; a contributing structure
  3. (linguistics, rare) dictionary form. a basic form of a word used as a dictionary entry.

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