Meaning of Rubric

What is Rubric:

The rubric is a stroke or set of strokes that is part of a signature and is made above or around the written name. The word comes from Latin rubric, derived from ruber, which means red. It also means the title that is placed at the beginning of a chapter or part of a writing, or an epigraph, it is a label.

See also Caption.

In ancient manuscripts and codices, the rubric designated the initial letter or line of a chapter, written in red. The titles of the Civil Law books are designated as rubrics. Formerly the titles of these books were written in red.

The rubric to evaluate is an evaluation matrix originated in teaching with evaluation scales and criteria in order to create an impartial and systematized evaluation method.

The most generalized scale of evaluation are:

  • Excellent or outstanding (A),
  • Good or satisfactory (B),
  • Fair or moderately satisfactory (C),
  • Poor (D)
  • Not acceptable or rejected (E)

The term rubric also designates a small written comment that has the function of orientation of something that is in progress or a reminder for its later use. Rubrics are used in theater or film scripts to indicate gestures or movements of the actors, in musical scores, or in liturgical texts, to guide celebrations and rites. The rubric also corresponds to a note in red, in religious books for liturgical guidance.

In industry, rubric is a reddish clay used as a colorant or as a polish. This material is also used in rough-looking paintings or prints. Formerly the carpenters used the red blood or ocher to mark the wood before sawing. Similarly, in ancient times, this reddish clay was also used on wounds to stop bleeding.

In typography, the rubric designates an alteration in the letterpress plate to take advantage of it later in another work.

Heading is not the same as heading. Rubro is a title or label of a classification of types of companies, organizations or institutions.

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