macros

macro

[mak-roh]
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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macro (ˈmækrəʊ)
 
n , 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 & History

macro
in computing sense, 1959, from macroinstruction, from macro- + instruction.
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Medical Dictionary

macro- or macr-
pref.

  1. Large: macronucleus.

  2. Long: macrobiotic.

  3. Inclusive: macroamylase.

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Science Dictionary
macro-  
A prefix meaning "large," as in macromolecule, a large molecule.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
macro
macroinstruction
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