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ru·bric

 (ro͞o′brĭk)
n.
1.
a. A class or category: "This mission is sometimes discussed under the rubric of 'horizontal escalation' ... from conventional to nuclear war" (Jack Beatty).
b. A title; a name.
2. A part of a manuscript or book, such as a title, heading, or initial letter, that appears in decorative red lettering or is otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text.
3. A title or heading of a statute or chapter in a code of law.
4. Ecclesiastical A direction in a missal, hymnal, or other liturgical book.
5. An authoritative rule or direction.
6. A short commentary or explanation covering a broad subject.
7. Red ocher.
adj.
1. Red or reddish.
2. Written in red.

[Middle English rubrike, heading, title, from Old French rubrique, from Latin rubrīca, red chalk , from ruber, rubr-, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

ru′bri·cal adj.

rubric

(ˈruːbrɪk)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a title, heading, or initial letter in a book, manuscript, or section of a legal code, esp one printed or painted in red ink or in some similarly distinguishing manner
2. a set of rules of conduct or procedure
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a set of directions for the conduct of Christian church services, often printed in red in a prayer book or missal
4. (Education) instructions to a candidate at the head of the examination paper
5. an obsolete name for red ochre
adj
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) written, printed, or marked in red
[C15 rubrike red ochre, red lettering, from Latin rubrīca (terra) red (earth), ruddle, from ruber red]
ˈrubrical adj
ˈrubrically adv

ru•bric

(ˈru brɪk)

n.
1. a title, heading, or the like, in a manuscript, statute, etc., written or printed in red or otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text.
2. a direction for the conduct of divine service or the administration of the sacraments, inserted in liturgical books.
3. any established rule of conduct or procedure.
4. a class or category.
5. an explanatory comment; gloss.
6. Archaic. red ocher.
adj.
7. written or marked in red.
8. Archaic. red; ruddy.
[1325–75; rubrike (n.) (< Old French) < Latin rūbrīca red ocher, derivative of ruber red]

rubric

in the early days of printing, a capital letter, group of words, etc., printed in red or in decorative lettering; hence, a heading, title, or subtitle in a book or other printed work. — rubric, adj.rubricator, n.
See also: Books
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rubric - an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
prescript, rule - prescribed guide for conduct or action
2.rubric - an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a textrubric - an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
explanation, account - a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account"
3.rubric - directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)
instruction, direction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
4.rubric - a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with; "Title 8 provided federal help for schools"
header, heading, head - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
5.rubric - a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type
title - the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.; "he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title"; "he refused to give titles to his paintings"; "I can never remember movie titles"
header, heading, head - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
6.rubric - category name; "it is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'"
category - a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
Verb1.rubric - adorn with ruby red color
rubify - make ruby red

rubric

noun
A code or set of codes governing action or procedure, for example:
Translations
rubrika
kategoriaotsikko
rubrik

rubric

[ˈruːbrɪk] Nrúbrica f

rubric

[ˈruːbrɪk] n
(= set of rules) → intitulé m
(= heading) → rubrique f

rubric

n (= heading)Überschrift; (Eccl) → (liturgische) Anweisungen pl; (on exam paper) → Prüfungsanweisungen pl; under the rubricin der Rubrik
References in classic literature ?
I asked her once what was the great attraction of that volume, and she said, "the Rubric.
And yet Colette's was not a hell; it could not come, without vaulting hyperbole, under the rubric of a gilded saloon; and, if it was a sin to go there, the sin was merely local and municipal.
He despised the Canons and Rubric, swore by the Articles, and deemed himself consistent through the whole category--which in a way he might have been.
This kind of answer given in a measured official tone, as of a clergyman reading according to the rubric, did not help to justify the glories of the Eternal City, or to give her the hope that if she knew more about them the world would be joyously illuminated for her.
A kingdom they portend thee, but what kingdom, Real or allegoric, I discern not; Nor when: eternal sure--as without end, Without beginning; for no date prefixed Directs me in the starry rubric set.
To the foregoing purport, the Minister speaking, as directed by the Rubric, to the People, selectly represented in the present instance by G.
In this study the treatment was a rubric assignment in one section of an accounting principles II course.
The rubric described here does not assess the ability to use a dissecting, electron, dark field, phase contrast, confocal, or fluorescent microscope.
Teacher education students self-evaluated their written report for mechanics, content, and quality with a Fieldwork Project Rubric (see self-evaluation categories identified in the translation phase).
He also has written on the work of biblical scholars, The Future of Catholic Biblical Scholarship: A Constructive Conversation (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002) and the creed as a hermeneutical rubric for Christians: The Creed, What Christians Believe and How It Matters (New York: Doubleday, 2003).
Criteria for successful completion of this assessment include accurate use of the rubric (compared with the district teacher's ranking of the paper) and effective reasoning based on specific aspects of the student's writing.
The challenge is in designing a rubric that specifies the criteria needed but is flexible enough to allow differences in styles without stifling creativity (Burch, 1997).