Definition of Rubric

1. Noun. An authoritative rule of conduct or procedure.

Generic synonyms: Prescript, Rule

2. Verb. Adorn with ruby red color.
Generic synonyms: Rubify

3. Noun. An explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text.
Exact synonyms: Gloss
Generic synonyms: Account, Explanation
Derivative terms: Gloss, Gloss

4. Noun. Directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book).
Generic synonyms: Direction, Instruction
Derivative terms: Rubricate

5. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Statute Title, Title
Generic synonyms: Head, Header, Heading

6. Noun. A title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type.
Generic synonyms: Title, Head, Header, Heading

7. Noun. Category name. "It is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'"
Generic synonyms: Category

Definition of Rubric

1. n. That part of any work in the early manuscripts and typography which was colored red, to distinguish it from other portions.

2. v. t. To adorn ith red; to redden; to rubricate.

3. a. Colored in, or marked with, red; placed in rubrics.

Definition of Rubric

1. Noun. A heading in a book highlighted in red. ¹

2. Noun. A title of a category or a class. ¹

3. Noun. An established rule or custom, a guideline. ¹

4. Noun. (education) A printed set of scoring criteria for evaluating student work and for giving feedback. ¹

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Definition of Rubric

1. a part of a manuscript or book that appears in red [n -S] : RUBRICAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Rubric

1. That part of any work in the early manuscripts and typography which was coloured red, to distinguish it from other portions. Hence, specifically: A titlepage, or part of it, especially that giving the date and place of printing; also, the initial letters, etc, when printed in red. The directions and rules for the conduct of service, formerly written or printed in red; hence, also, an ecclesiastical or episcopal injunction; usually in the plural. "All the clergy in England solemnly pledge themselves to observe the rubrics." (Hook) Hence, that which is established or settled, as by authority; a thing definitely settled or fixed. "Nay, as a duty, it had no place or rubric in human conceptions before Christianity." (De Quincey) category, class, classification under the rubric of, (See def. (b)) in the category of Origin: OE. Rubriche, OF. Rubriche, F. Rubrique (cf. It. Rubrica), fr. L. Rubrica red earth for colouring, red chalk, the title of a law (because written in red), fr. Ruber = red. See red. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rubric

rubredoxin-NAD+ reductase
rubredoxin-oxygen oxidoreductase
rubric (current term)

Literary usage of Rubric

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1. Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli (2006)
"Great guiding questions as we design sound rubrics for differentiated classes include the following: • Does the rubric account for everything we want to ..."

2. The Elizabethan Prayer-book & Ornaments: With an Appendix of Documents by Henry Gee (1902)
"There can, I think, be no in the rubric. reasonable doubt that the rubric was reworded ... The Privy Council had certainly inserted the Black rubric in 1552 ..."

3. The Elizabethan Prayer-book & Ornaments: With an Appendix of Documents by Henry Gee (1902)
"We have lost, therefore, the probable record of the changes which can only have been made by their sanction.8 1 The entry for the Black rubric in 1552 ..."

4. The High Performance Toolbox: Succeeding With Performance Tasks, Projects by Spence Rogers, Shari Graham (1998)
"A rubric for rubrics A Quality rubric is one for which those associated with its use can show that it.. evaluates its target accurately and consistently ..."

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