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Meaning of macro

mac•ro

Pronunciation: (mak'rō), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ros.
—adj.
  1. very large in scale, scope, or capability.
  2. of or pertaining to macroeconomics.
—n.
  1. anything very large in scale, scope, or capability.
  2. a macro lens.
  3. Also calledan instruction that represents a sequence of instructions in abbreviated form.
  4. macroeconomics.

macro-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “large,” “long,” “great,” “excessive,” used in the formation of compound words, contrasting with micro-: macrocosm; macrofossil; macrograph; macroscopic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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