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1. Of great size; large.
2. Large in scope or extent; large-scale: a macro analysis of many reports.
n. pl. mac·ros Computers
1. A single, user-defined command that is part of an application and executes a series of commands.
2. A shorthand representation for a number of lines of code.

[Short for macroinstruction.]


n, pl macros
1. (Photography) a macro lens
2. (Computer Science) Also: macro instruction a single computer instruction that initiates a set of instructions to perform a specific task


(ˈmæk roʊ)

adj., n., pl. -ros. adj.
1. very large in scale or capability.
2. of or pertaining to macroeconomics.
3. a single computer instruction that represents a sequence of instructions or keystrokes.
[independent use of macro-, or by shortening of words with macro- as initial element; (definition 5) shortening of macroinstruction]


a combining form meaning “large” (macromolecule), “abnormally large” (macrocyte), “major, significant” (macroevolution), “not local, extending over a broad area” (macrocosm), “visible to the naked eye” (macrophyte); often contrasting with micro-.
[< Greek makro-, comb. form of makrós long]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macro - a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine languagemacro - a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
program line, instruction, statement, command - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
Adj.1.macro - very large in scale or scope or capability
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"


[ˈmækrəʊ] N (Comput) ABBR =macro-instructionmacro m


adj [lens] → macro
n (COMPUTING)macro f


n (Comput) → Makro nt; macro virusMakrovirus m or nt
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It is a passion we share as Uruguayans, Paraguayans and Argentinians," said Macri, alongside his counterparts, at a press conference.
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