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Definition 1: category name - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where rubric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(rubric is a kind of ...) a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

Definition 2: a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type - [noun denoting communication]

(rubric is a kind of ...) 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"

(rubric is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 3: an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for rubric in the sense of this definition

(rubric is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 4: an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure - [noun denoting communication]

(rubric is a kind of ...) prescribed guide for conduct or action

Definition 5: directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book) - [noun denoting communication]

(rubric is a kind of ...) a message describing how something is to be done

"he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

Definition 6: a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where rubric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Title 8 provided federal help for schools

Synonyms for rubric in the sense of this definition

(rubric is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 7: adorn with ruby red color - [verb of change]

(rubric is a kind of ...) make ruby red

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