CANON

n. a general rule or fundamental principle which applies to all, especially in a particular field such as science, religion, or art. As a standard rule and working principle, it leads one to make the right inferences. It further directs both thought and behavior.

CANON: "Adhering to scientific canon increases the chances of arriving at a more accurate and meaningful conclusion."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CANON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/canon/ (accessed September 26, 2020).
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