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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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The rest, except Macro and Laco, are partisans of Sejanus.
The new Macro Pro Lens gets closer than ever to see all the details in recreational, industrial, scientific, fashion and other photography applications where detailed shots have enormous benefit," said Patrick O'Neill, founder and CEO of olloclip.
One example of macro-based malware is Adnel, a macro that downloads and runs files on your PC when you open an infected Microsoft Office file.
International facilities management company Macro has agreed to an extension to its work with ITN, the worldwide news and multimedia content company.
As many companies reduce inventory to minimize costs, Macro Sensors built an in-house stock of approximately 85 different designs of LVDT linear position sensors to quickly address their sensor requirements.
If you want to change this setting on all of the worksheets, you can record and then edit a simple macro.
Next add the actual buttons and then the macro commands that will wing you instantly to your targets.
It addresses program control through macros, interfacing with data, macro functions, routing the output, data set variables, macro libraries, and doubly subscripted macro arrays.
A macro lets one hot-key be a substitute for a whole series of keystrokes and mouse movements.
Caledonia, MI, have created a closed loop macro that directly accesses the company's sales database, enabling the user to enter in dimension and style preferences for the various doors Karona manufactures.
The program, which allows users to create macros to control their Windows applications and to assign tasks to desktop shortcuts or hotkeys, now also features graphical menu bars, hierarchically arranged macro groups for easier finding and executing of macros and over 150 script commands.