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Definition of rubric noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rubric

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈruːbrɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːbrɪk//
 
(formal) Exams and assessment
 
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a title or set of instructions written in a book, an exam paper, etc. See related entries: Exams and assessment Word Origin late Middle English rubrish (originally referring to a heading, section of text, etc. written in red for distinctiveness), from Old French rubriche, from Latin rubrica (terra) ‘red (earth or ochre as writing material)’, from the base of rubeus ‘red’; the later spelling is influenced by the Latin form.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rubric