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Canon refers to a group of works considered to be central, vital, and legitimate in some field.

One of its more common uses is in describing which books are considered valid parts of the Bible, with various denominations using slightly different lists.

In broader use, one sees applications such as "fan fiction is not considered canonical in the lore of Star Trek".

A canon is also a compositional form in classical music.