The short explanatory text that provides a commentary on an assessment, which details what should be done to complete the task. This can detail the specific criteria used to evaluate the work, or to outline the expected performance standards.

Most commonly used to accompany a set of examination questions, to tell the students or tutors what should be done.

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That part of any work in the early manuscripts and typography which was coloured red, to distinguish it from other portions. Hence, specifically:

A titlepage, or part of it, especially that giving the date and place of printing; also, the initial letters, etc, when printed in red.

The directions and rules for the conduct of service, formerly written or printed in red; hence, also, an ecclesiastical or episcopal injunction; usually in the plural. "All the clergy in England solemnly pledge themselves to observe the rubrics." (Hook)

Hence, that which is established or settled, as by authority; a thing definitely settled or fixed. "Nay, as a duty, it had no place or rubric in human conceptions before Christianity." (De Quincey) category, class, classification under the rubric of, (See def. (b)) in the category of

Origin: OE. Rubriche, OF. Rubriche, F. Rubrique (cf. It. Rubrica), fr. L. Rubrica red earth for colouring, red chalk, the title of a law (because written in red), fr. Ruber = red. See red.

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