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macro

[mak-roh] /ˈmæk roʊ/
adjective
1.
very large in scale, scope, or capability.
2.
of or pertaining to macroeconomics.
noun, plural macros.
3.
anything very large in scale, scope, or capability.
4.
Photography. a macro lens.
5.
Also called macroinstruction. Computers. an instruction that represents a sequence of instructions in abbreviated form.
Origin
independent use of macro-, taken as an adjective, or by shortening of words with macro- as initial element
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British Dictionary definitions for macros

macro

/ˈmækrəʊ/
noun (pl) macros
1.
a macro lens
2.
Also macro instruction. a single computer instruction that initiates a set of instructions to perform a specific task
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Word Origin and History for macros

macro

n.

1959 in computing sense, shortened from macro-instruction.

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Related Abbreviations for macros

macro

macroinstruction
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