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English noun: rubric

1. rubric (communication) an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure

Broader (hypernym)prescript, rule

2. rubric (communication) an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text


Broader (hypernym)account, explanation

3. rubric (communication) directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)

Broader (hypernym)direction, instruction

4. rubric (communication) a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with

SamplesTitle 8 provided federal help for schools.

Synonymsstatute title, title

Broader (hypernym)head, header, heading

5. rubric (communication) a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type

Broader (hypernym)head, header, heading, title

6. rubric (cognition) category name

SamplesIt is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'.

Broader (hypernym)category

English verb: rubric

1. rubric (change) adorn with ruby red color

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)rubify

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