rubric

A rubric is a heading or a category in a chart, or a rule of conduct. A teacher's grading rubrics may include participation, homework completion, tests, quizzes, and papers.

A rubric can also mean a rule or a procedure. If you use "might makes right" as the rubric for the formation of a list of classroom rules, you'll have a different-feeling classroom culture than if your rubric is "everyone deserves respect."

Primary Meanings of rubric

1.
n
category name
2.
n
an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
3.
n
an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
4.
v
adorn with ruby red color
Full Definitions of rubric
1

n category name

“it is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'”
Type of:
category
a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

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

Type 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

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

Synonyms:
statute title, title
Type of:
head, header, heading
a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
2

n an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure

Type of:
prescript, rule
prescribed guide for conduct or action

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

Type of:
direction, instruction
a message describing how something is to be done
3

n an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text

Synonyms:
gloss
Type of:
account, explanation
a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
4

v adorn with ruby red color

Type of:
rubify
make ruby red

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