Meaning of “rubric” in the English Dictionary

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"rubric" in British English

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rubricnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈruː.brɪk/ us /ˈruː.brɪk/ formal

a set of instructions, especially on an exam paper, usually printed in a different style or colour:

Read/Follow the rubric carefully.

(Definition of “rubric” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)