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macro definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: very large in scale or scope or capability n
1: a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language [syn: macro, macro instruction]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: macr- Date: 1923 1. being large, thick, or exceptionally prominent 2. a. of, involving, or intended for use with relatively large quantities or on a large scale b. of or relating to macroeconomics 3. gross 1c 4. of or relating to a macro lens or to close-up photography II. noun (plural macros) Etymology: short for macroinstruction Date: 1959 a single computer instruction that stands for a sequence of operations

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also macro-instruction) Computing a series of abbreviated instructions expanded automatically when required.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(macros) 1. You use macro to indicate that something relates to a general area, rather than being detailed or specific. (TECHNICAL) ...coordinated programmes of regulation of the economy both at the macro level and at the micro level. = global ? micro ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. A macro is a shortened version of a computer command which makes the computer carry out a set of actions. (COMPUTING) N-COUNT



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