Definitions for macro-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mac•roˈmæk roʊ(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ros.

  1. (adj.)very large in scale or capability.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. of or pertaining to macroeconomics.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (n.)a single computer instruction that represents a sequence of instructions or keystrokes.

    Category: Computers

Origin of macro:

independent use of macro -, or by shortening of words with macro - as initial element; (def. 5 ) shortening of macroinstruction

macro-

  1. 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)

    Category: Affix

    Ref: often contrasting with micro- 2

Origin of macro-:

< Gk makro-, comb. form of makrós long

Wiktionary

  1. macro-(Prefix)

    large

    macronucleus

  2. macro-(Prefix)

    long

    macrobiotics

Webster Dictionary

  1. Macro-

    a combining form signifying long, large, great; as macrodiagonal, macrospore

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