Orthodox vs Supracanonical - What's the difference?

orthodox | supracanonical |

As adjectives the difference between orthodox and supracanonical

is that orthodox is of or pertaining to the eastern orthodox church while supracanonical is (sciences) having a value greater than that predicted by orthodox theories.




(en adjective)
  • Conforming to the established, accepted or traditional doctrines of a given ideology, faith or religion.
  • * 2005 , Alister E McGrath, Iustitia Dei :
  • Five important modifications were made by the Pietists to the orthodox doctrine of justification, each corresponding to a distinctive aspect of the movement's agenda.
  • * 2009 , Andrew Brown, The Guardian , 23 Dec 2009:
  • ‘These speakers are academics who have specialised in Islamic sciences and are well respected in scholarly circles. It is grossly unjust to suggest that they belong to some fringe ideology rather than orthodox Islam.’
  • Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted.
  • Viable for a long time, viable when dried to low moisture content.
  • Synonyms

    * (adhering to whatever is traditional) conventional, conservative


    * (conforming to the established faith) heretical, unorthodox, heterodox * (adhering to whatever is traditional) liberal, outlandish, unorthodox * (viable for a long time) recalcitrant



    Alternative forms



  • (sciences) Having a value greater than that predicted by orthodox theories