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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