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RUBRIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rubric mean? 

RUBRIC (noun)
  The noun RUBRIC has 6 senses:

1. an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
2. an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
3. directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)
4. a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
5. a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type
6. category name

  Familiarity information: RUBRIC used as a noun is common.


RUBRIC (verb)
  The verb RUBRIC has 1 sense:

1. adorn with ruby red color

  Familiarity information: RUBRIC used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUBRIC (noun)


Sense 1rubric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An authoritative rule of conduct or procedure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("rubric" is a kind of...):

prescript; rule (prescribed guide for conduct or action)


Sense 2rubric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

gloss; rubric

Hypernyms ("rubric" is a kind of...):

account; explanation (a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.)


Sense 3rubric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("rubric" is a kind of...):

direction; instruction (a message describing how something is to be done)


Sense 4rubric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

statute title; title; rubric

Context example:

Title 8 provided federal help for schools

Hypernyms ("rubric" is a kind of...):

head; header; heading (a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about)


Sense 5rubric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("rubric" is a kind of...):

title (the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.)

head; header; heading (a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about)


Sense 6rubric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Category name

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

it is usually discussed under the rubric of 'functional obesity'

Hypernyms ("rubric" is a kind of...):

category (a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme)


RUBRIC (verb)


Sense 1rubric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adorn with ruby red color

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "rubric" is one way to...):

rubify (make ruby red)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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