Canonical vs Normalized - What's the difference?

canonical | normalized |

As a adjective canonical

is present in a canon, religious or otherwise.

As a noun canonical

is (roman catholicism) the formal robes of a priest.

As a verb normalized is




(en adjective)
  • Present in a canon, religious or otherwise.
  • The 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.
  • Stated or used in the most basic and straightforwardly applicable manner.
  • the reduction of a linear substitution to its canonical form
  • Prototypical.
  • (religion) In conformity with canon law.
  • (music) In the form of a canon.
  • (religion) Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter
  • (mathematics, computing) In canonical form.
  • (mathematics) Distinguished among entities of its kind, so that it can be picked out in a way that does not depend on any arbitrary choices.
  • Synonyms

    * (mathematics) natural


    * (scripture) apocryphal

    Derived terms

    * canonically


    (en noun)
  • (Roman Catholicism) The formal robes of a priest
  • * {{quote-book, year=1857, author=Various, title=The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=He, good man, could make but little of his solitary friend, and must many a time have been startled out of his canonicals by the strange, alien speeches which he heard. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1915, author=, title=The Research Magnificent, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=When I was a boy I was a passionate atheist, I defied God, and so far as God is the mere sanction of social traditions and pressures, a mere dressing up of the crowd's will in canonicals , I do still deny him and repudiate him. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1891, author=, title=The White Lady of Hazelwood, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Mr Altham rose, as in duty bound, in honour to a priest, and a priest who, as he dimly discerned by his canonicals , was not altogether a common one. }}




  • (normalize)

  • normalize


    Alternative forms

    * normalise (UK)


  • To make normal, to make standard.
  • There is little hope that the two countries will normalize relations; their governments seem to hate each other and would just as soon stay on bad terms.
  • To format in a standardized manner, to make consistent.
  • We'll need to normalize these statements before we can compare them.
  • (statistics) To reduce to variations by excluding irrelevant aspects.
  • After we properly normalize the measurements with respect to age, gender, geography and economic considerations, there remains little evidence of a difference between the two groups.
  • (rail transport) To return a set of points (switches) to the normal position.
  • (rail transport, intransitive, of points) To return to the normal position from the reverse position.
  • (transitive, computing, database) To subject to normalization; to eliminate redundancy in (a model for storing data).
  • (mathematics) To divide a vector by its magnitude to produce a unit vector.
  • Antonyms

    * (rail transport) reverse (transitive and intransitive)