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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.
Roles have included Technical Manager at the Promenade in Dubai Marina, Facilities Account Manager on Macros Invesco account in India and Client Manager at Abu Dhabi General Services "Musanada".
Recent articles about the Dridex botnet and the Adnel and Tarbir malware have reported resurgence in malware embedded as macros within Microsoft Office Documents.
In Excel 2007, go to the View ribbon and select Macros, Record New Macro.
The function that convinced Lockey to switch from the trial of Macro Express to the purchase of Macro Scheduler was the latter software's ability to compile macros into an executable file.
Now, no matter how complex a spreadsheet is, by adding a set of strategically located buttons and complementary macros you can instantly be taken to any location in the file.
Intended for SAS programmers familiar with Base SAS software and DATA steps, this guide explains how to write SAS macros, convert SAS code to macros, and use macros to generalize SAS programs and maximize their usefulness.
Real People Software, Dallas, Texas, has introduced Macros For Real People v.
The result has been the rapid growth of tools that build and integrate third-party macros and add-ins into the CAM system.
Office-type files that can run macros, especially Microsoft Word DOC files, are another story.
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.
This alerts you to the presence of macros in any Word document that you load and allows you to strip the macro off before loading the file.