Canon may refer to:
* Canon (fiction), a body of works considered genuine or official within a fictional universe
* Canon (company), a Japanese imaging and optical products corporation
* Canon (music), a contrapuntal composition which employs a melody with one or more imitations
** Pachelbel's Canon
* Canon (priest), a Christian priest who belongs to one of certain chapters
* Canon (hymnography), a type of Eastern Orthodox hymn
* "Canon" (manga), a shōjo manga by Chika Shiomi
* Canon (game), an online Browser-based strategy war game
* Canon, Georgia, a city in Franklin County, Georgia, United States
* Cañon or canyon, a deep valley between cliffs

Canon may also be used for:
* Canon law
** Canon law (Catholic Church)
** Penitential canons
* Biblical canon
* Taoist canon or Daozang
* Pali Canon
* Chinese Buddhist Canon
* Tibetan Buddhist canon
* Chinese classic texts or Chinese canonical texts
* Canon of the Mass, the Eucharistic Prayer of the Roman Rite
* Western canon, the books, music, and art that have been the most influential in shaping Western culture
* "The Canon of Medicine", a medical text written by Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
* "Canon of Eclipses", a compilation eclipses by Theodor Ritter von Oppolzer
* Film canon, the limited number of masterpieces by which all other films are judged

ee also

*Cannon (disambiguation)
*Kanon (disambiguation)

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