canonical form

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canonical form

[kə′nän·ə·kəl ‚fȯrm]
(control systems)
A specific type of dynamical system representation in which the associated matrices possess specific row-column structures.
(organic chemistry)
A resonance structure for a cyclic compound in which the bonds do not intersect.
(science and technology)
A particularly clean and simple representation which usually follows or satisfies a general rule.