macroeconomics

[mak-roh-ek-uh-nom-iks, -ee-kuh-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of economics dealing with the broad and general aspects of an economy, as the relationship between the income and investments of a country as a whole.
Compare microeconomics.


Origin:
1945–50; macro- + economics

macroeconomic, adjective
macroeconomist [mak-roh-i-kon-uh-mist] , noun
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macroeconomics (ˌmækrəʊˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks, -ˌɛk-)
 
n
(functioning as singular) Compare microeconomics the branch of economics concerned with aggregates, such as national income, consumption, and investment
 
macroeco'nomic
 
adj

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macroeconomic
1948, from macro- + economic.
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macroeconomics definition


The part of economic theory that deals with aggregates, such as national income, total employment, and total consumption. (Compare microeconomics.)

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Example sentences
Despite the strong macroeconomic performance, underemployment and poverty have
  stayed persistently high.
Your personal preferences should not be the basis for macroeconomic policy.
The macroeconomic side involves some of the company's seemingly altruistic
  behavior, which often baffles observers.
There is no empirical link between macroeconomic performance and the top
  marginal rate on the wealthy.
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