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mac·ro

 (măk′rō′)
adj.
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.]

macro

(ˈmækrəʊ)
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

mac•ro

(ˈmæk roʊ)

adj., n., pl. -ros. adj.
1. very large in scale or capability.
2. of or pertaining to macroeconomics.
n.
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]

macro-

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"
Translations

macro

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

macro

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

macro

n (Comput) → Makro nt; macro virusMakrovirus m or nt
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22 mins LESSON 14 software, assemblers, source decks, object decks, review, macro instructions, compilers, Cobol, Fortran, review.
Macro instructions are documented by entering comments to the right of the cells containing the macro.