**Physics**.

**Canonical**ensemble, in statistical mechanics, is a statistical ensemble representing a probability distribution of microscopic states of the system. Grand

**canonical**ensemble, a probability distribution of microscopic states for an open system, which is being maintained in thermodynamic equilibrium.

Simply so, what does it mean by Canonical?

(adj.) Authoritative or standard; conforming to an accepted rule or procedure. When referring to programming,

**canonical**means conforming to well-established patterns or rules. The term is typically used to describe whether or not a programming interface follows the already established standard.What is a canonical product?

Two dual

**canonical**forms of any Boolean function are a "sum of minterms" and a "**product**of maxterms." The term "Sum of**Products**" or "SoP" is widely used for the**canonical**form that is a disjunction (OR) of minterms.What does Canonical mean in computer science?

**Canonical**, in

**computer**science, is the standard state or behavior of an attribute. This term is borrowed from mathematics, where it is used to refer to concepts that are unique and/or natural. Also known as canonicity or canonicality.