canonical : Java Glossary


If something can have a number of variant forms such as a file name or an URL (Uniform Resource Locator), the canonical form is the most official, standard, universal, complete, unambiguous, simple, understood, tidy — ideal. Computer scientists borrowed the term from mathematicians who in turn borrowed from the church where it means according to the church canons (laws).

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