canonicity

[kan-uh-nis-i-tee]
noun
the quality of being canonical.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Latin canōnic(us) according to rule (see canon2) + -ity

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canonicity (ˌkænəˈnɪsɪtɪ)
 
n
the fact or quality of being canonical

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canonicity definition

theory, jargon
The extent to which something is canonical.
(1995-03-03)

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The method has proven to be efficient in creating files unconstrained by the limitations of base pairing and canonicity.
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