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Canonization (from Greek κανών, kanón , “rod, measuring stick, guide line”, from Latin canon , “yardstick, fixed order”) means general

  • the adoption of authoritative writings in the curriculum of a scientific direction , going back to the Alexandrian literary scholars, who called their compilations of exemplary authors and works canons

in math

in computer science

in Christianity

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