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macro

adjective mac·ro \ ˈma-(ˌ)krō \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of macro

1 : being large, thick, or exceptionally prominent
2 a : of, involving, or intended for use with relatively large quantities or on a large scale
b : of or relating to macroeconomics
3 : gross 2b
4 : of or relating to a macro lens or to close-up photography

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Origin and Etymology of macro

macr-

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macro

noun

Definition of macro

plural macros
: a single computer instruction that stands for a sequence of operations

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Origin and Etymology of macro

short for macroinstruction

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MACRO Defined for English Language Learners

macro

noun

Definition of macro for English Language Learners

  • computers : a set of instructions that causes a computer to perform a series of tasks


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macro

adjective mac·ro \ ˈmak-(ˌ)rō \

medical Definition of macro

1 : large, thick, or excessively developed
  • macro layer of the cerebral cortex
2 a : of or involving large quantities : intended for use with large quantities
  • a macro procedure in analysis
  • carrying out a test on a macro scale
b : gross 1b
  • the macro appearance of a specimen

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