The term canonical may refer to:


  • Canonical coordinates, sets of coordinates which can be used to describe a physical system at any given point in time
  • Canonical form, a natural unique representation of an object, or a preferred notation for some object
  • Canonical homomorphism, canonical isomorphism: an homomorphism that is uniquely defined by its main property
  • Canonical polyhedron, in geometry a polyhedron whose edges are all tangent to a common sphere, whose center is the average of its vertices ( midsphere)
  • Canonical representative, in set theory a standard member of each element of a set partition

Differential geometry

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