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canon

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USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in sense 1).
canon(
kah
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nohn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (principle)
a. canon
Fueron los antiguos griegos quienes primero formularon los cánones de la retórica.It was the Ancient Greeks who first formulated the canons of rhetoric.
b. norm
La vida de esas mujeres estaba enormemente limitada por los cánones sociales de la época.Those women's lives were greatly constrained by the social norms of their times.
c. rule
Su proceder no se ajusta a nuestros cánones de ética profesional.Your behavior deviates from our rules of professional ethics.
2. (model)
a. ideal
En la actualidad, ya no existe un canon de belleza como tal.Nowadays, there does no longer exist an ideal of beauty as such.
3. (religious)
a. canon
Ya en el siglo I, la Iglesia estableció un canon referido a las segundas nupcias.Already in the 1st century, the Church established a canon concerning second nuptials.
4. (financial)
a. tax
En España, todos los productos de almacenamiento digital están gravados con un canon.In Spain, a tax is levied on all products for digital storage.
b. levy
El gobierno eliminó el canon a los libros importados.The government eliminated the levy on imported books.
5. (music)
a. canon
Compuso un canon para tres voces en si bemol mayor.He composed a canon for three voices in B flat major.
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canon
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (norma)
a. canon
2. (modelo)
a. ideal
3. (impuesto)
a. tax
4. (music)
a. canon
5. (law)
a.
cánonescanon law
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canon
cánones (plural)
1 (modelo) canon (formal)
una novela que sigue los cánones tradicionales a novel which follows the traditional norms o canons; el canon de belleza the model of beauty
2 (Religión) canon
como mandan los cánones
se niega a dimitir, como mandan los cánones de la dignidad política he is refusing to resign, as the norms of political dignity require; primero tomamos un vinito, como mandan los cánones first let's have our requisite glass of wine
3 (impuesto) tax; levy
el estado cobra un canon a las empresas instaladas en terrenos públicos
canon de arrendamiento rate of rental
canon del agua water charge; water rate
canon de traspaso (Dep) transfer fee
4 (Música) canon
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