What is the difference between Rubrics and Portfolio?

The difference between rubrics and portfolio

is that "rubrics" is a heading in a book highlighted in red and "portfolio" is a case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents. [from 1720s].




  • A heading in a book highlighted in red.
  • A title of a category or a class.
  • (Christianity) The directions for a religious service, formerly printed in red letters.
  • An established rule or custom; a guideline.
  • (education) A printed set of scoring criteria for evaluating student work and for giving feedback.
  • A flourish after a signature.
  • Red ochre.


  • class

Related terms

  • rubricate
  • rubicund


  • That would fall under the rubric of things we can ignore for now.
  • And in one swoop, the Attorney General conceded to the president nearly unlimited power, just as long as he finds a lawyer willing to stuff his actions into the boundless rubric of “defending the country."
  • All the clergy in England solemnly pledge themselves to observe the rubrics.
  • Nay, as a duty, it had no place or rubric in human conceptions before Christianity.


  • Coloured or marked with red; placed in rubrics.
  • Of or relating to the rubric or rubrics; rubrical.


  • What though my name stood rubric on the walls / Or plaistered posts, with claps, in capitals?


  • (transitive) To adorn with red; to redden.


  • A case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents. [from 1720s]
  • (by extension) The collection of such documents, especially the works of an artist or photographer.
  • (politics) The post and the responsibilities of a cabinet minister or other head of a government department. [from 1930s]
  • (finance) The group of investments and other assets held by an investor. [from 1950s]
  • (business) A collection of assets generally.
  • A range of products.


  • Synonym: ministry
  • Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. […] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement" in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
  • I would like to introduce you to our portfolio of services.
  • product portfolio