macro-

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macro-

or macr-
pref.
1. Large: macronucleus.
2. Long: macrobiotics.
3. Inclusive: macroinstruction.

[Greek makro-, from makros, large; see māk- in Indo-European roots.]

macro-

or before a vowel

macr-

combining form
1. large, long, or great in size or duration: macroscopic.
2. (in pathology) indicating abnormal enlargement or overdevelopment: macrocyte. Compare micro-5
3. producing larger than life images: macrophotography.
[from Greek makros large; compare Latin macer meagre]

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]

macro-

A prefix that means "large," as in macronucleus, a large kind of nucleus.
Translations

macro-

[ˌmækrəʊ-] prefixmacro-

macro-

prefmakro-, Makro-; macrolanguageMakrosprache f