- The definition of a rubric is the use of red lettering to highlight something on a page, or a standard for grading or scoring knowledge or performance.
- An example of rubric is decorative lettering and red chapter headings and initial letters in religious books printed in the 15th century.
- An example of a rubric is a specific scoring tool to grade a student's progress based on the learning objectives for the student.
- in early books and manuscripts, a chapter heading, initial letter, specific sentence, etc. printed or written in red, decorative lettering, etc.
- any heading, title, etc., as of a chapter or section
- a direction, as in a prayer book, for conducting religious services
- an explanatory comment, or gloss
- the title or a heading of a law
- an established custom or rule of procedure
Origin of rubricMiddle English rubryke ; from Middle French rubriche ; from Classical Latin rubrica, red ocher, hence title (esp. of a law) written in red, rubric ; from ruber, red
- inscribed in red
- Archaic red or reddish
- a. A class or category: “This mission is sometimes discussed under the rubric of ‘horizontal escalation’ &ellipsis; from conventional to nuclear war” (Jack Beatty).b. A title; a name.
- 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.
- A title or heading of a statute or chapter in a code of law.
- Ecclesiastical A direction in a missal, hymnal, or other liturgical book.
- An authoritative rule or direction.
- A short commentary or explanation covering a broad subject.
- Red ocher.
- Red or reddish.
- Written in red.
Origin of rubricMiddle English rubrike, heading, title, from Old French rubrique, from Latin rubrīca, red chalk , from ruber, rubr-, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.
- A heading in a book highlighted in red.
- A title of a category or a class.
- That would fall under the rubric of things we can ignore for now.
- 2008, Chris Dodd, Senator Dodd Speaks in Opposition to FISA Bill on Floor of U.S. Senate:
- And in one swoop, the Attorney General conceded to the president nearly unlimited power, just as long as he finds a lawyer willing to stuff his actions into the boundless rubric of “defending the country.”
- An established rule or custom, a guideline.
- (education) A printed set of scoring criteria for evaluating student work and for giving feedback.
(comparative more rubric, superlative most rubric)
(third-person singular simple present rubrics, present participle rubricking, simple past and past participle rubricked)
- To adorn with red; to redden.